Monday evening in Washington Park, Illinois a couple died in a very tragic and fiery crash. Furthermore, 68-year-old, Ervin Hufling, and his 63-year-old wife, Mary were killed when their RV blew a tire near mile marker 4 on Interstate 64. The RV was hauling another vehicle at the time of the accident, and when it lost control, it struck a large street sign, and burst into flames. Sadly, Ervin was trapped inside the vehicle and Mary was just outside of the RV as the blaze began. The flames were so intense; bystanders were unable to rescue the couple from the burning vehicle. The couple was killed at the scene. Police are currently investigating the tragic accident.
The Huslig's were a retired couple from Kansas, and had decided to purchase the RV to travel the nation. According to their daughter, Lawanna, the couple was very in love with one another, and as a way to not leave one another's side was to travel the U.S. together. The tragic accident happened as the Hufling's were making their way to Paducah, Kentucky with friends for a quilting show. Prior to this excursion, the Hufling's had just spent six months camping in Texas at parks and animal reserves. Both Ervin and Mary were retired from the University of Kansas, and have four children, and 10 grandchildren. To learn more about this accident, please click here.
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