A mom and her 4 youngsters have been among the many seven individuals killed when a wrong-way driver slammed right into a van on an Illinois interstate early Sunday morning.
The fiery crash occurred round 2:11 a.m. on Interstate 90 in McHenry County, roughly 50 miles from Chicago.
Illinois State Police stated Jennifer Fernandez, 22, of Carpentersville, Illinois was driving a 2010 Acura TSX the unsuitable means on I-90 for ‘unknown causes’ when she smashed into the Chevrolet van being pushed by Thomas Dobosz, 32, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Each automobiles burst into flames on affect.
Fernandez was discovered useless on the scene, state troopers stated, together with all the passengers in Dobosz’ van, together with his spouse and 4 youngsters.
Lauren Dobosz, 31, of Rolling Meadows and 5 youngsters, 4 of which have been hers, have been killed within the crash, based on Illinois State Police. The kids have been ages 5 to 13.
Thomas Dobosz was the only survivor of the crash and stays hospitalized at Loyola College Medical Middle.
Lauren Dobosz, 31, of Rolling Meadows and 5 youngsters ages 5-13, all in a Chevrolet full-size van, have been killed, based on Illinois State Police
The 5 youngsters who have been killed within the crash have been two 13-year-old women, a 7-year-old boy, a 6-year-old boy, and a 5-year-old lady, all of Rolling Meadows
Scene of the crash on I-90 when Jennifer Fernandez, 22, drove the unsuitable means on the freeway for ‘unknown causes’ and smashed into the van. Each automobiles burst into flames on affect
The 5 youngsters who have been killed within the crash have been two 13-year-old women, a 7-year-old boy, a 6-year-old boy, and a 5-year-old lady, all of Rolling Meadows. Their names haven’t been launched.
Neighbors advised ABC7 Chicago that 4 of them have been the couple’s youngsters.
‘While you discover out it’s individuals you’ve got identified for a few years, it sort of hits slightly more durable,’ neighbor David Moreno stated. ‘Dropping your loved ones in a split-second like that’s not going to be straightforward for anyone.’
‘My understanding is likely one of the eldest daughters had a buddy with them,’ Moreno added. ‘I do know it will be devastating for the group simply to know that it was any person that folks have identified.’
Lauren Dobosz’s co-worker Kenny Felton stated she began working at Lulu’s Gaming in Rolling Meadows two months in the past and described her as artistic and all the time prepared to assist.
‘She liked her youngsters and her husband,’ Felten stated. ‘That was her life.’
‘He will have a troublesome highway forward when he finds out what occurred and simply want all of them the most effective, and something we will do, we’ll be right here for them,’ he added.
Lauren Dobosz, 31, of Rolling Meadows and 5 youngsters, have been killed within the crash on Sunday. Her husband Thomas Dobosz, 32, who was driving the van, was significantly injured
Different neighbors alongside Owl Drive in Rolling Meadows advised FOX 32 Chicago that the youngsters would all the time say good day.
They stated the couple took care of aged grandparents who had lived within the dwelling on Owl Drive for a while.
Investigators are working to find out why Fernandez was touring within the unsuitable course.
Investigators are working to find out why Fernandez was touring within the unsuitable course
A charred van is hauled away from the scene of a crash in Illinois. A mom and 5 youngsters have been among the many seven killed when a wrong-way driver slammed into the van early Sunday
The fiery crash occurred round 2:11 a.m. on Interstate 90 in McHenry County, Illinois, roughly 50 miles from Chicago. Seven individuals have been killed, together with 5 youngsters