Dad dies days after wife and their four children are killed in wrong-way crash on Jane Addams Memorial Tollway

Family and friends of the Dobosz family console one another at a memorial balloon launch on Monday night at Oriole Park.

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A Rolling Meadows man has died from injuries he suffered in a wrong-way crash that killed his wife and four children over the weekend.

Thomas Dobosz, 32, was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition after a car headed in the wrong direction on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway collided with his van early Sunday at Anthony Road, near rural Riley, according to the Illinois State Police.

Friends announced Wednesday that Dobosz has died. ”We come with a heavy heart today with an update on Tom,” a family friend posted on a GoFundMe page. “Tom has gained his angel wings and is now with his amazing wife Lauren and precious children.”

Lauren Dobosz, 31, and the couple’s four children — Emma, 5; Nicholas, 7; Lucas, 8; and Emma, 13 — died in the crash, according to state police and family friends.

A 13-year-old friend in the van also was killed, as was the driver of the car, Jennifer Fernandez, 22, of Carpentersville.

The family was on their way on their way to a vacation in Minnesota when Fernandez, driving an Acura, collided with the van in the westbound lanes, state police said.

Lauren Dobosz coached cheerleading and Thomas Dobosz helped the cheer and football teams, as well as run concessions and maintain parts of the park.

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The Illinois State Police has not released more information on the crash, citing a “very active and ongoing investigation.”

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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