Father dies from injuries in fiery I-90 crash that also killed his wife and children

CHICAGO (CBS) — A father died from his injuries in a fiery crash on Interstate 90 in McHenry County that also killed his wife and four children.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on Wednesday that 32-year-old Tom Dobos had been declared dead.

Tragic, fiery accident occurred at approximately 2:11 am Sunday on the westbound Jane Addams Memorial Toll Road near mile marker 33.5 and the rural community of Riley.

Tom Dobos’ wife, 31-year-old Lauren Dobos, was killed on the spot along with her children Emma, ​​13, Lucas, 8, Nicky, 7, and Ella, 5. Another 13-year-old girl, who was in the car at that moment, also died. Her friends identified her as Catriona Coziara, known as Kat.

Tom, who was driving at the time, was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was initially reported to be in serious condition, but never made it.

Police said a car heading east on a westbound lane collided with the family’s van, causing both vehicles to catch fire.

driver in the opposite laneJennifer Fernandez, 22, also died.

All children of Dobosh participated in either Falcon Football or cheerleading at Oriole Park on Chicago’s northwest side. Lauren was the cheerleading coach and Tom helped with the football team.

Unified School District 15 said all four of Dobosh’s children – and the fifth child who died – attended Central Road Elementary School and Carl Sandburg Junior High School – both in Rolling Meadows.

The Rolling Meadows Foundation of Hope is also accepting donations for the families of the victims. this is GoFundMe.