Crime: 5 Children, 2 Women Killed in Illinois Car Crash After Wrong-Way Driver Caused Head-on Collision

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Seven people, including five children, were killed in a two-car crash early Sunday morning in Northern Illinois.

Both vehicles were "fully engulfed" in flames after a wrong-way driver caused the head-on collision around 2 a.m. local time on Interstate 90 in McHenry County, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

Another person with severe injuries was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

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The confirmed fatalities include one woman in the first car, as well as one woman and five children in the second.

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In the first car, the deceased was identified as Jennifer Fernandez, a 22-year-old female who hailed from Carpentersville.

In the other car, the driver was identified as Thomas Dobosz, a 32-year-old male of Rolling Meadows who sustained serious injuries.

One of the victims of Dobosz's car was identified as 31-year-old Lauren Dobosz, while the other victims ranged in age from 5 to 13.

Their identities have not yet been released.

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The westbound lanes of I-90 near milepost 33 were temporarily closed as officials investigated the accident. All lanes have since reopened.

The McHenry County Coroner's Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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