Father now dead after his wife, children died

MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. (WGN) – A man who was in critical condition following a fatal reverse traffic accident that killed his wife, four children and two others, died Wednesday.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Thomas Dobosz, 32, died Wednesday morning at Loyola Medical Center from injuries he sustained in the crash.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. Sunday on I-90 near mile marker 33, about 50 miles from Chicago.

Illinois State Police say Thomas Dobosz and his 31-year-old wife, Lauren Dobosz – both of Rolling Meadows – were driving westbound on I-90 in a full-size Chevrolet pickup truck carrying five children when an oncoming driver collided with them. head-on, causing both vehicles to be engulfed in flames.

According to ISP, Jennifer Fernandez, 22, was driving the wrong way “for unknown reasons”.

Lauren Dobosz and the five children, ages 5 to 13: Ella, Nicky, Lucas, Emma and Emma’s 13-year-old friend, were all killed.

Fernandez – who was from Carpentersville – also died, authorities said.

At the time, Thomas Dobosz was the sole survivor of the crash and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A neighbor who lives across from the couple says they have had four children. He believes the fifth child involved in the accident was a friend of their eldest.

“The children were very nice,” said David Moreno. “They were always talkative. We always met them at the supermarket.

The family was heavily involved in the local cheer community with the Oriole Park Falcons.

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