ROLLING MEADOWS, In poor health. (TOC) — A Rolling Meadows father hospitalized after a wrong-way I-90 crash that killed seven individuals, together with his spouse and 4 youngsters in Hampshire, has died.
Thomas Dobosz, 32, was hospitalized at Loyola College Medical Heart after the crash in McHenry County Sunday. A coach with the Oriole Park Falcons informed ABC7 Wednesday that Dobosz died.
Investigators stated simply after 2 a.m. Sunday, Dobosz was driving westbound on I-90 close to Hampshire in a blue Chevy van when the driving force of a grey Acura, recognized as 22-year-old Jennifer Fernandez of Carpentersville, was driving in the wrong way and collided with Dobosz’s car head on. Each vehicles had been completely engulfed in flames.
Troopers stated they discovered Fernandez lifeless on scene, in addition to all of Dobosz’s passengers, recognized as 31-year-old Lauren Dobosz and 5 youngsters: two 13-year-old women, 7- and 6-year-old boys, and a 5-year-old woman.
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Neighbors in Rolling Meadows stated 4 of them had been the couple’s youngsters, Emma, Lucas, Nicky and Ella. The opposite 13-year-old woman was a good friend, kin stated.
The Oriole Park Falcons are a tightly knit group.
The Falcons return to the follow area for the primary time Wednesday after that unthinkable crash over the weekend took all the Dobosz household.
The coach of the group stated his religion is what’s sustaining him throughout this tough time.
“The idea in God. That there’s a purpose for this. That all of us are on this collectively,” stated Oriole Park soccer coach Sam Filpi.
Filpi stated the Dobosz household was very concerned with the Oriole Park Falcons soccer and cheer squads, whether or not it was volunteering, teaching, enjoying or fundraising.
“I simply principally dropped my telephone and I simply could not imagine it,” Filpi stated. “We did not know what to do. We did not know. You do not know what to do in that state of affairs.”
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Filpi coached two of their 4 youngsters and Lauren was the group mother.
“They had been at all times there. And her as a group mother, they had been at all times there. That is dedication and love of a program, a love of the individuals in this system. That is how we felt about them,” he stated.
Even after transferring 15 miles northwest to Rolling Meadows, Filpi stated the Dobosz’ by no means missed a follow with their unwavering dedication.
“Lauren and Tom had been like, ‘Hey, what do you guys want, we obtained it?’ Or the shed must be mounted up, Tom would go repair the door on the shed,” Filpi recalled.
Because the Falcons put together to take the sphere once more, a small reminder of the Dubosz household legacy rests beneath the scoreboard.
“We’re on this as a household, I imply Oriole Park soccer and cheerleading is a household,” Filpi added.
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