Hampshire car crash: Wrong-way I-90 accident in McHenry County leaves 7 dead, including 5 children, Illinois State Police say

Hampshire car crash: Wrong-way I-90 accident in McHenry County leaves 7 dead, including 5 children, Illinois State Police say

HAMPSHIRE, In poor health. (TOC) — Questions stay after a mom from Rolling Meadows and 5 kids had been killed in a fiery crash on I-90 in McHenry County Sunday.

That sole survivor of the crash, Thomas Dobosz, 32, stays hospitalized right here at Loyola College Medical Middle.

A neighbor instructed ABC7 he misplaced his spouse and all of his kids within the crash.

Investigators mentioned 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 Fernandes of Carpentersville, was driving in the other way and collided with Dobosz’s automobile head on. Each vehicles turned completely engulfed in flames.

Troopers mentioned they discovered Fernandes useless on scene in addition to all of Dobosz’s passengers, recognized as 31-year-old Lauren Dobosz and 5 kids: two 13-year-old ladies, 7- and 6-year-old boys, and a 5-year-old lady.

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Neighbors in Rolling Meadows mentioned 4 of them had been the couple’s youngsters.

“While you discover out it’s folks you’ve got identified for a few years, it type of hits a bit more durable,” David Moreno, a neighbor of the Dobosz household, mentioned. “Shedding your loved ones in a split-second like that isn’t going to be straightforward for anyone.”

Moreno mentioned 4 of the youngsters had been the couple’s youngsters.

“My understanding is likely one of the eldest daughters had a good friend with them,” he mentioned. “I do know it may be devastating for the neighborhood simply to know that it was someone that folks have identified.”

State Police are nonetheless attempting to determine why Hernandes was going the flawed method. Authorities haven’t but launched the identities of the 5 kids.

The deadly crash additionally induced one other one collision.

When a semi-truck had stopped to let a medical helicopter land, a second semi did not cease in time and rear ended it, officers mentioned.

The trailer on certainly one of them was torn open and the bins inside scattered on the roadway.

One individual had minor accidents from the second crash.

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