Dad Thomas Dobosz dies just days after losing wife and 4 children in I-90 car crash

ROLLING MEADOWS, ILLINOIS: On August 3, a Rolling Meadows father who was hurt in a wrong-way crash on I-90 that killed seven people, including his wife and four children in Hampshire, died of his injuries.

Thomas Dobosz, who is 32 years old, was taken by helicopter to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood early Sunday morning for treatment of serious injuries. The Cook County medical examiner’s office says that he was pronounced dead at 11:17 a.m. Wednesday at the hospital. There has not been an autopsy yet.

The Sun reports that Dobosz was driving on I-90 near Hampshire, Illinois, when he crashed into a gray Acura driven by 22-year-old Jennifer Fernandez. Fernandez was driving in the opposite direction of traffic when he crashed head-on into Dobosz, setting both cars on fire. The driver of the gray Acura car died right away at the scene, along with Lauren Dobosz, his wife of 31 years, and their five children: two girls aged 13 years old, two boys aged 7 and 6 years old, and a girl aged 5 years old. Four of those five kids belonged to the couple. Their kids were named Emma, Lucas, Nicky, and Ella. A family friend told local media that Katriona Koziara, 13, a friend of the couple’s oldest daughter, was also killed in the terrible crash.

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On Wednesday, both the Illinois State Police and the person who set up a GoFundMe page for Dobosz’s family said that he had died. “We have bad news about Tom to share with you today. Tom got his angel wings and is now with his wonderful wife Lauren and his sweet kids. We’re asking you to pray for his family. Lisa Torres of the Oriole Park Falcons, a youth travel football and cheer program that the family was a part of on Chicago’s Northwest Side, told Metro.UK that all of the money raised would go to the family.

The Oriole Park Falcons’ coach, Sam Filpi, also said that Dobosz had died. The Dobosz family was on the Falcons, a travel football and cheer team for kids. The team went out on the field for the first time since the accident on Wednesday. Filpi said that his faith is what keeps him going during this hard time. Filpi told ABC7, “The idea that God exists. This is happening for a reason. That we’re all in this together.” Filpi said that the Dobosz family was always willing to help out with the team by volunteering, coaching, playing, or raising money. He said, “I just about dropped my phone and I couldn’t believe it.” “There was nothing we could do. We had no idea. “In that situation, you don’t know what to do.”

Filpi said that even though his family moved far away, they never missed a practice. He coached two of their children, and he called Lauren the “team mom.” “They were there all the time. As a team mom, she was always there for them. That’s dedication and love for a program and the people in it. We felt that way about them,” he said. On Wednesday night, friends of Thomas Dobosz got together at Chicago’s Oriole Park for a memorial that wasn’t planned. It was the same place where a memorial service for Kat Koziara and the rest of the Dobosz family was held on Monday.

Katriona’s mother, Kasia Koziara, told the Daily Herald that she is making funeral plans and hopes to have a memorial service soon at a park in Rolling Meadows. Family and friends called the teen Kat, and she worked as a student teacher and mentor at the Breaking Program in Prospect Heights. This is a breakdance group that offers dance classes and workshops. “It’s very nice of you to help us because Katriona was loved and will always be remembered by many people,” her mom said. “She deserves the best goodbye I can give her to honor her life and bright future in heaven.”

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