MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. (WGN) – A man who was in critical condition after a fatal wrong-way accident who killed his wife, four children and two others, died on Wednesday.
According to Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office Thomas Dobosz, 32, died Wednesday morning at Loyola Medical Center from injuries sustained in the crash.
The crash happened around 2 a.m. Sunday on I-90 near mile marker 33, about 50 miles outside of Chicago.
Illinois State Police said Thomas Dobosz and his 31-year-old wife, Lauren Dobosz, both of Rolling Meadows, were westbound on I-90 in a full-size Chevrolet van carrying five children when they were struck by a wrong-way driver. head-on, both vehicles engulfed in flames.
According to ISP, 22-year-old Jennifer Fernandez was driving the wrong way “for unknown reasons”.
Lauren Dobosz and five children between the ages of 5 and 13: Ella, Nicky, Lucas, Emma and Emma’s 13-year-old boyfriend were killed.
Fernandez, of Carpentersville, also died, officials said.
At that time, Thomas Dobosz was the only one who survived the accident and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
A neighbor who lives across the street from the couple says they had four children. He believes the fifth child involved in the accident was a friend of their oldest child.
“The kids were very friendly,” David Moreno said. “They were always talkative. We always ran into them at the mall.
The family was active in the local entertainment community Falcons of Oriole Park.
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