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10-year-old girl dies while pushing two toddlers out of way of speeding Mercedes

By Mason White 11:38 AM February 29, 2016
Kiera Larsen 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A 10-year-old girl is being called a hero after she gave away her life to save two young children.

Kiera Larsen of Lakeside, California, was playing with the children of her mother’s friend when a car came rolling down hill towards them.

The brave 10-year-old girl pushed the two toddlers out of harm’s way before she was run over by the Mercedes. Larsen died on the way to the hospital.

The parents of one-year-old Adison and two-year-old Emma, are heartbroken over the loss of Larsen, “who was like a big sister to them,” the children’s father, Jonathan Gusich, said.

His fiancee, Alissa Jenkins, the mother of the two girls, said: “she will forever be my kids’ guardian angel.”

“My two kids could have been gone in an instant, but she stepped in and did what she knows best ,and that is to protect those around her,” and emotional Jenkins said.