Police ID couple killed in fiery accident near Washington Park - KMOV.com

Police ID couple killed in fiery accident near Washington Park

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Police have identified the couple that was killed in a fiery accident on Interstate 64 in Washington Park Monday evening.

Ervin F. Hufling, 68, and Mary Hufling, 63, were killed when the RV they were driving in blew a tire near milepost 4 causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle just after 5:30 p.m. The RV, which was towing a Chrysler minivan, struck an upright that held a large interstate sign and burst into flames.

Several witnesses told police that Ervin was trapped inside the vehicle and Mary was outside when the fire began. According to police, the intensity of the fire was overwhelming, which prevented bystanders from rescuing the victims.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Illinois State Police is currently investigating the cause of the accident.

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