Mom and 5 kids amongst seven useless in street accident in Illinois

A mother, four young children and one of the children’s friends were among seven people killed in a horrific road accident in Illinois over the weekend. according to a report.

The family’s Chevrolet van – carrying Lauren Dobosz, 31, her four children, her husband and one of the children’s friends – was hit head-on by an Acura TSX going the wrong way in rural Riley , a suburb of Chicago around 2 a.m. Sunday, according to Chicago Daylight.

The collision caused both vehicles to catch fire, killing Dobosz and the five children.

Acura’s sole occupant, 22-year-old Jennifer Fernandez, was also killed.

Dobosz’s husband was taken to hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

The mother was a cheerleader for a youth soccer team in Chicago’s northwest, according to the magazine.

A broken group fundraising effort raised more than $12,000 for family members Monday afternoon.

Lauren Dobosz and Thomas Dobosz
Thomas Dobosz, husband and father of four, was the sole survivor of the family car.
Facebook / Lauren Dobosz
Family car accident
The collision caused both cars to burst into flames.
Fox 32 Chicago
Family car accident
The Acura TSX has gone the wrong way.
Fox 32 Chicago
Acura's sole occupant, 22-year-old Jennifer Fernandez, was also killed.
The Acura driver, Jennifer Fernandez, is presumed dead.
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Lauren Dobosz and Thomas Dobosz
A GoFundMe raised $12,000 for the family’s funeral expenses.
GoFundMe / Lisa Torres

“Lauren always makes a great impression on everyone she meets, she is full of life, laughter and always a good time,” the appeal reads. “We will miss you Lauren and your sweet, sassy, ​​nimble kids and all of your dearest friends.”

The deceased Dobosz children from Rolling Meadows are a 5-year-old girl, a 6-year-old boy, a 7-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, according to ABC7 Chicago. The other killed child was a 13-year-old girl and a friend of the oldest child Dobosz.

The investigation into the crash is continuing.

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