July 31 (UPI) — Seven individuals were killed in a collision involving a driver traveling in the incorrect direction on an Illinois highway on Sunday, authorities said.
A van and an automobile collided on westbound I-90 in Hampshire, Ill., at around at 2 a.m., Illinois State police said.
Both vehicles burst into flames upon impact and a female and five children in the van, in addition to a woman in the automobile, were killed.
One individual was airlifted to a Chicago hospital in critical condition.
None of the victims have been defined as of Sunday evening.
Some of the highway was closed as authorities done the scene.
A study into the reason behind the crash is ongoing.