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Five adults, two children killed in wrong-way vehicle crash on Illinois highway

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.

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