Hampshire car crash: wrong-manner I-90 accident in McHenry County leaves 7 lifeless, including 5 children, Illinois State Police say - WLS-television

Neighbor says man hospitalized from crash is Rolling Meadows father of 4 crash victims

HAMPSHIRE, sick. (WLS) -- Questions remain after a mom from Rolling Meadows and 5 babies have been killed in a fiery crash on I-ninety in McHenry County Sunday.

That sole survivor of the crash, Thomas Dobosz, 32, is still hospitalized here at Loyola university clinical center.

A neighbor advised ABC7 he lost his spouse and all of his babies in the crash.

Investigators pointed out simply after 2 a.m. Sunday, Dobosz changed into using westbound on I-ninety close Hampshire in a blue Chevy van when the driver of a gray Acura, identified as 22-yr-historic Jennifer Fernandes of Carpentersville, changed into using within the opposite path and collided with Dobosz's vehicle head on. each vehicles grew to be absolutely engulfed in flames.

Troopers noted they found Fernandes useless on scene as well as all of Dobosz's passengers, identified as 31-year-historic Lauren Dobosz and five babies: two 13-year-ancient women, 7- and 6-12 months-ancient boys, and a 5-yr-historic lady.

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Neighbors in Rolling Meadows referred to four of them have been the couple's kids.

"when you discover it's people you may have regularly occurring for many years, it type of hits a little tougher," David Moreno, a neighbor of the Dobosz family unit, noted. "dropping your family in a break up-2d like that isn't going to be convenient for anybody."

Moreno talked about 4 of the little ones had been the couple's kids.

"My figuring out is among the eldest daughters had a friend with them," he mentioned. "I know it's going to be devastating for the neighborhood just to understand that it changed into somebody that people have widespread."

State Police are nevertheless trying to determine why Fernandes become going the incorrect means. Authorities haven't yet released the identities of the five infants.

The fatal crash also brought about one more one collision.

When a semi-truck had stopped to let a medical helicopter land, a 2nd semi did not stop in time and rear ended it, officers spoke of.

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

One grownup had minor injuries from the second crash.

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