5 of 7 children killed in violent, wrong-way crash on I-90 in McHenry County


MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. (CBS) – The westbound lanes of Interstate 90 are closed following a violent crash in McHenry County on Sunday morning.

The multi-vehicle crash happened around 2 a.m. in the westbound lanes of westbound I-90 near mile marker 33.5.

Initial reports indicate that a pickup truck hit a passenger vehicle head-on, causing both vehicles to be engulfed in flames.

One person was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Seven people, including a woman and five children in the van and a woman in the passenger vehicle, were pronounced dead, according to ISP.

All westbound lanes of westbound Interstate 90 near mile marker 33 remain closed for investigation.

Traffic is being diverted onto Anthony Road.

No other information was immediately available.


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