By Sandra Rose  | 


A 3-year-old Arkansas boy survived 2 days with his infant brother after their mother died in a car accident Monday morning. The children's mother, Lisa Holliman, died after she lost control of her car and it crashed into a ravine.

The toddler managed to free himself from the wreckage and climb up an embankment before walking down a roadway where he was spotted by a passing motorist 2 days after the accident.

The boy, identified by his grandfather as Kylen, lead rescuers back to the wreckage where his 1-year-old brother was found, awake and alert, in his car seat.

The Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office shared the boy's photo on their Facebook page, where someone recognized the child.

Several people contacted the sheriff's office to say they had not heard from Holliman in days. Kylen led police back to the wreckage where they rescued the infant. The body of Holliman, 25, was found nearby. She was ejected from the car when it rolled.

“I don’t understand how a little bitty boy came out of that seat belt, climbed out (of) that car, got out of that ditch, and walked up there and looked for help, knowing that his mother wasn’t responding to whatever he was doing at that time,” Holliman’s father James Holliman told local NBC affiliate KARK.

“And I know his brother was crying at that time. He’s a hero. He got up, and if it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t have known where none of them was at.”

James told KARK that he learned when he got to the hospital that his daughter had been about four weeks pregnant with her third child.

“My family is taking it real hard right now,” he said. “But we’re happy that the grandkids are OK. We’re happy that he was wise enough to know that something was wrong, to get up and go somewhere where somebody could see him to get help for his family.”

James said he hoped to gain custody of his grandkids.


  • WhoKnew

    Precious lambs. I pray God will continue to watch over them and that without mommy they will grow up with a triple dose of love and support and lots of encouragement and hugs.

  • Rayne

    My God!!

  • missmiami305

    This little boy is an angel amongst us.

  • FukkFolks2018

    The boy, identified by his grandfather as Kylen, lead rescuers back to the wreckage where his 1-year-old brother was found, awake and alert, in his car seat.
    So SAD. Lord Jesus. I hope the grandfather gets custody too. RIP to Lisa

  • WhoKnew

    Granddad said:

    “I don’t understand how a little bitty boy came out of that seat belt, climbed out (of) that car, got out of that ditch, and walked up there and looked for help, knowing that his mother wasn’t responding to whatever he was doing at that time. It's called the grace of God.

    Psalms 71 v 2: "Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and SAVE ME."

  • Trace da Ace

    omg!!! I immediately prayed......this angle right here...bless his little heart. To have to go through that and knew to go get help!!! God was indeed there with both of them angles....prayers!!!!

  • justlooking

    Saw this early this morning. I was delayed 30 minutes getting to office. Broke my heart to pieces. Prayers out to this little fella and his brother. He was always be a protector. Hopefully the family will do a go fund me.

    Ironically, I always look over at ravine. My brother was assisted out of one. He was in bad shape, if he had not been found, he would have bled to death.

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  • MsAmour22

    Beautiful Angel! May The Most Highs continue to protect and watch over him, his brother and family.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I understand .... Much love... ?? (1)

  • Meme

    The angels came down to help and protect them. I wonder if the car has been tampered with where the brakes in good working order husbands and partners are killing wives and girlfriends and babies up in heer!

  • Lainy Damone

    I am still crying while typing this> GOD wanted this little boy to perform this miracle. I pray they are taken care of and their mother continues to watch over them WOW i am so emotional right now ....

  • BingBangBoom

    These babies are smarter then people think. The way I see 3 and 4 year old work tablets blows my mind. He is a hero

  • RespectSelf

    Wow this is one of those stories that will bring tears to your eyes. My heart goes out to the little ones for losing their mom. The Most High really looked out for them babies.

  • MsAmour22

    Looks like this is the gofundme

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Whew chile that man just went hard in the paint downstairs defending Kim K. He really wants black people to put some respect on her name. If only black men (as a whole) felt the need to defend black women (as a whole) like that.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    God is good.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Bless those babies. So so sad....

  • Ni Ni

    When i first heard this story, i said that sounds like a black baby. He said he just wasnt gone sit in no hot car?.He probably been learned how to get out of that seat. Thank God for protecting him ?.

  • teather

    Oh, my heart. Thank God. So sorry they lost their mom.

  • KLo

    so sad

  • Brown & Proud

    OMG! I literally cried.. God was with those boys, so glad they're ok.


    WOW. Thank God for placing protective angels around those babies.

  • TriniHarlem

    Foh I won't and will never ?

  • ThisIsWhat43LooksLike

    Yes ma’am, definitely had angels around those precious babies??

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  • Quitedeliteful

    WOW. This is truly what you call a miracle...

  • Waya Hedia

    HERO! Amazing.

  • LaGrl562

    Awww lil man is a hero for real, his little brother will forever look up to him. Lisa rest in paradise your babies are gonna be okay

  • Ryan

    I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying!! Seriously though, those kids' angels were with them. Wow

  • Lady_Elle

    It is a good thing he wasn't in a car seat... I don't think he was in one.
    He may have been stuck with this story having a different outcome.
    This is a miracle.
    RIP to his mommy.

  • Shawty

    Bless his little heart. Sorry to hear the young mom didn't make it but glad the kids were spared. God is good!

  • BaileyBlue17

    Nobody but God.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    That little boy been here before... A true little HERO!!!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    God's angels was watching over these little babies. I don't even know this baby boy but I'm so proud of him for being so brave and getting help for his little brother. I pray the grandfather get them and I hope the community will come together to support them, throughout their lives. ????????

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    God is good all the time.

  • dontgetblocked

    Bless his heart.

  • Anunnaki

    ??real heartfelt tears, bless his heart

  • Renee26

    Heartbreaking and praise worthy at the same time... Prayers for the family

  • Chicagowise

    I had tears in my eyes before I read the story. I really hope this child's young mind purges this event from his memory. He shouldn't have to live the rest of his life, reliving this tragic moment.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    This broke my heart ughhh this baby is a amazing ?? I hope he is placed with loving family members who will love on him and his brother and give him the help that he needs. Jesus keep this family covered ??

  • Shira Harding-James

    I have goosebumps right now.
    The baby was in survival mode “fight or flight” and knew he had to save his sibling

  • Eileen

    ok now that we have had our tears of joy and amens...Question, where is the daddy? and she was pregnant with a third child? These children should never ever get a spanking! They just need love and hugs!

  • Evillene

    We have to learn to be resourceful EARLY in life. God bless them.

  • Logan Roberts

    Awww cutie pootie, God is so good ??

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Look at God! ?? It’s so unfortunate his mom passed and I can’t imagine the confusion and horror he may feel. Bless this baby and his brother.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Awww. Brave lil soldier. I'm so sorry about the family's loss.

  • It’s Real Talk! Period!!

    I read it elsewhere and said the same thing! Plus if he was white he face would had been plastered on every main media!


    Damn I’m a G I ain’t supposed to be crying like this ?. These babies and their family are in my prayers. May their mother rest peacefully, I’m sure she was and still is their guardian angel ?

  • SpiceGirl

    those babies are here for a reason.....may their mother rest easy and I pray for a healthy and happy life....poor babies......

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Very sad. Now these kids don’t have a mom. Seatbelts save lives...

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  • Doink_Ahanahue

    So sad... Such a smart little guy. The healing begins now. I hope he and his brother are put with truly GOOD members of the family that will take good care of them

  • Sircaput

    I have a crazy feeling that his Mother's spirit guided him out of that ditch up to that road. I say this because I head after you die your spirit remains for like three days.

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  • BloodBlood

    Nothing but God his guardian angel protected him

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  • Toni Madison

    God bless them!

  • Music

    Spirit remains where? On Earth?

  • Lovebites73

    I think this is wonderful and sad at the same time.

  • Allisha Jackson

    God Bless this family and that special little boy, I pray the Devine watches over him and his little brother for the rest of their days.

  • itsjismemelly

    awwwhhh GOD BLESS HIM

  • Pnthr

    This story broke my heart. What a smart brave little boy. You religious nuts in the comments sound insane. So God looked after him and his brother but not his mom? ?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Bless his little heart.??????


    Great Job baby! <3

  • Jayde da Blade