Eighth person dies in phantom accident on Illinois highway

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HAMPSHIRE, Illinois — An eighth person has been killed in a fiery ghost car accident on a highway in northern Illinois, Illinois state police said Wednesday.

Thomas Dobosz, 32, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, has died, police said.

He was driving a Chevrolet full-size van with his 31-year-old wife, Lauren, and five children, ages 5 to 13, when it collided with a car on Interstate 90 in McHenry around 2 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 90 in McHenry County. County, about 50 miles long. ) from Chicago, police have said.

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Jennifer Fernandez, 22, of Carpentersville, Illinois, was driving an Acura TSX luxury sedan and also died, police said.

Fernandez was driving in the wrong direction “for unknown reasons” before hitting the van in the westbound lanes of I-90, police said, adding that both vehicles “went up in flames”.