McHenry County collision kills father, wife, 4 children, On Wednesday, a man who had been in critical condition following a deadly crash that was caused by him driving the wrong way and which also claimed the lives of his wife, four children, and two other people passed away.
According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Thomas Dobosz, 32, passed away at Loyola Medical Center on Wednesday morning as a result of the injuries he acquired as a result of the accident.
The collision took place at approximately 2 a.m. the previous Sunday on Interstate 90 near mile marker 33, which is approximately 50 miles from Chicago.
According to the Illinois State Police, Thomas and Lauren Dobosz, both from Rolling Meadows, were traveling westbound on Interstate 90 in a full-size Chevrolet van carrying five children when a driver traveling the wrong way collided with them head-on, causing both vehicles to become engulfed in flames. Both vehicles were completely destroyed in the accident.
Jennifer Fernandez, age 22, was allegedly traveling in the wrong direction “for unexplained reasons,” as stated by the ISP.
Lauren Dobosz and the five children, ranging in age from five to thirteen, all perished in the incident.
According to the officials, Fernandez, who was originally from Carpentersville, also passed away.
At the time of the incident, Thomas Dobosz was the only person to have survived the collision. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment of his severe injuries.
The couple is said to have four children, according to a neighbor who lives just across the street from them. He has a strong suspicion that the fifth youngster who was injured in the accident was a friend of their eldest child.
David Moreno remarked that the children displayed a high level of sociability. They were constantly engaged in conversation. They were a constant presence in the grocery store, where we frequently encountered them.
The family was quite active in the cheerleading community in the area, specifically with the Oriole Falcons.