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    Update: Victims Names Released | 7 Dead, Including 5 Children, In Fiery Crash On I-90 Near Hampshire



    The victims of Sunday’s tragic car crash have now been released by the Illinois State Police:

    DRIVERS:

    Unit 1 – Jennifer Fernandez, 22-year-old female of Carpentersville, IL – Deceased
    Unit 2 – Thomas Dobosz, 32-year-old male of Rolling Meadows, IL – Serious Injuries

    PASSENGERS:

    Unit 2 – Lauren Dobosz, 31-year-old female of Rolling Meadows, IL – Deceased
    Unit 2 – 13-year-old female of Rolling Meadows, IL – Deceased
    Unit 2 – 13-year-old female of Rolling Meadows, IL – Deceased
    Unit 2 – 7-year-old male of Rolling Meadows, IL – Deceased
    Unit 2 – 6-year-old male of Rolling Meadows, IL – Deceased
    Unit 2 – 5-year-old female of Rolling Meadows, IL – Deceased


    A van and passenger vehicle crashed head-on early this morning on I-90 near Hampshire in an apparent case of wrong-way driving that lead to both vehicles being engulfed in flames and seven people dead.

    According to Illinois State Police, at approximately 2:10am this morning Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a wrong way driver on I-90 near mile marker 33.5. A van and a passenger vehicle crashed in a head-on collision and both units became fully engulfed in flames.

    There are seven confirmed fatalities at this time: one adult female and five children from the van and an adult female from the passenger vehicle. One person was airlifted to a local area hospital with severe injuries. 

    All westbound lanes of Interstate 90 westbound near milepost 33 were closed for the investigation, but all lanes are now open.

    The crash is under further investigation. It is unknown at this point whether alcohol or other intoxicants were involved in the accident.



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    • Sandy Christenson

      I’m wondering if the VERY confusing round-abouts on Rt 23 to enter & exit I 90 might have caused the wrong way driver? I know many people who have been confused there, & gone the wrong direction. Prayers for all involved.

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