Boy honored for helping to save family after crash

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CHICAGO -- Several first responders honored a 4-year-old boy today for his help in rescuing his family after a horrible head on collision a little more than a month ago.

Ege Pradke’s family was traveling in their minivan on I-55 last October. They were on their way from Kansas to a volunteer project in Indiana when firefighters say a drunk driver hit them head just outside of Bloomington in the early morning hours.

Ege was the only one conscious when fire fighters arrived. He answered questions that helped fire fighters save his baby brother, Ethem and parents, James and Funda.

Ege lost his arm in the wreck.

He and his family are recovering at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. It was there were several firefighters honored Ege Tuesday night.

WGN's Erik Runge has the story.