Two Teens To Be Honored As Hometown Heroes In Geneva After Saving Woman From Fiery Crash

Bernie Tafoya
August 17, 2018 - 2:00 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The city of Geneva plans to honor two young men who saved a woman’s life last week after a fiery crash on the Ronald Reagan Tollway, I-88. 

Monday night is when Kyle O’Malley and John Schneider will be honored as Hometown Heroes in Geneva. 

Last Saturday, the two were driving on I-88 near Route 59 when they came across a crash that had happened in the opposite direction.  They pulled over, jumped the median and according to CBS-2, pulled an unconscious woman from her Mustang.

She had been belted in, so Schneider cut the belt with a knife. 

Less than a minute after they had moved the woman to safety, the entire car was up in flames.

Kyle O’Malley is a recent graduate of Geneva High School. John Schneider is currently enrolled there. 

Both are members of the Lincolnshire Law Enforcement Explorer program and hope to one day be Illinois State Troopers