I 90 crash today in McHenry County, Illinois: 7 dead, including 5 children, in wrong-way crash near Anthony Rd. in Hampshire

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Multiple people are dead after a fiery, wrong-way crash in the westbound lanes of I-90 near Hampshire early Sunday, Illinois State Police said.

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (WLS) — Five children are among the seven people killed in a fiery, head-on crash on Interstate 90 near Hampshire early Sunday, according to Illinois State Police.

A vehicle was driving the wrong way on westbound I-90 near Anthony Rd. when it struck another vehicle head-on around 2:11 am, state police said. Both vehicles became fully engulfed in flames.

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Seven people were killed, including a woman and five children in the van and a second woman in the other car, state police said. Their identities have not yet been released.

One person was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center with critical injuries, according to Hampshire Fire Protection District Chief Trevor Herrmann.

The crash temporarily shut down both sides of the interstate in McHenry County overnight. The westbound lanes were closed near milepost 33 for several hours, reopening to traffic around 11:30 am

This is a breaking news story. Check back with ABC7 Chicago for updates.

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