Illinois state troopers helped save a heart for surgery after an organ transport vehicle broke down

DES PLAINES, IL– Two Illinois State Police troopers helped deliver a heart that was needed for surgery after the vehicle transporting it broke down.

Trooper Cibrian and Trooper Snisko responded to a call of a motorist assist around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday on northbound Interstate 55 at Throop Street.

Upon arrival, the troopers learned the disabled vehicle was an organ transport vehicle, carrying a University of Chicago surgeon, a transplant coordinator and a medical student