Police say four high school students on their way to homecoming sprang into action after witnessing a vehicle crash with injuries in Fox Lake over the weekend.
The Johnsburg Police Department said they would like to recognize Piper Damien, Dominik Drwila, Savannah Lorenz, and Damin Green, who are all Johnsburg High School students.
The four were dining in Fox Lake Saturday evening prior to their homecoming dance when a multiple-vehicle collision with injuries occurred outside.
Upon hearing the crash, the four teenagers decided amongst themselves to run over to the scene to help, police said.
The four assisted in removing multiple young children from the car and carrying them to the safety of the side of the road.
Police and paramedics arrived at the scene and tended to the crash scene and care of the mother.
The four teenagers cared for the young children on the side of the road until they could be returned to their mother.
“As with any service to the public, there are sacrifices made. In this case, the four would be late for their Homecoming dance,” the Johnsburg Police Department said.
“After hearing of the selflessness and service to fellow citizens the four displayed, the Johnsburg Police Department wanted to make sure that their good deeds did not go unnoticed,” the department added.
The four were provided an escort to the Johnsburg High School in police cars with lights and sirens and dropped off outside the entrance for the dance.
Police called the four “hometown heroes” for their quick thinking and willingness to get involved.