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Illinois father who lost family in horrific crash dies eighth

Illinois father, his wife, four children and three family friends killed infreeway head-on crashand he became the eighth person to die in the weekend horror smash.

Thomas Dovos, 32, said at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, Illinois, the Chevrolet van he was driving ran head-on with an Acura TSX that was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 90. He was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition after the crash. state police said.

Both vehicles were "engulfed in flames", a 22-year-old Acura his driver, Jennifer his Fernandez, Dobos' wife and his four children, along with his 13-year-old family. friend has died. they.

But the father was also "then subsequently pronounced dead," police said in an update Wednesday, confirming that all those involved were dead.

The Dobosz family.
Facebook / Lauren Dobosz

By Thursday she had raised over $100,000 online We also shared the fundraising news with a “heavy heart.”

"Tom got his angel wings and now lives with his wonderful wife, Lauren, and their precious children," the donor said, adding, "Prayers for this family. please."

Thomas Dobosz with wife Lauren.
Facebook / Lauren Dobosz

Fernandez was alone in Acura at time of accident, still investigating Inside, said the police. It's unclear why the Acura TSX went wrong.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, along with her seven passengers in Dobos's van, according to police.

Burnt-out wreckage of van and car in Sunday's horror wrong-way crash.
Fox 32 Chicago

The fundraisers said they believed her 31-year-old wife, identified as Lauren. Dobosz, her children Ella, 5, Nicholas, 7, Lucas, 8, Emma, ​​13, and her teenage friend, also her 13 was her Katriona Koziara. A pre-smash getaway in rural Riley.

Another Koziara fundraiser said, "She was in the height of her youth and was always seen with her smile and positive attitude."