Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

New Jersey man, 4 daughters killed in DE crash; wife survives

New Jersey man, 4 daughters killed in DE crash; wife survives

Authorities in DE have identified the driver of the heavy-duty pickup who veered across a highway median on Friday, causing a crash that killed a New Jersey man and his four daughters.

Four girls and their father were killed Friday afternoon on Route 1 when a pickup truck suddenly crossed the median and hit a minivan and auto.

In Teaneck Saturday, mourners gathered to remember and mourn Audie Trinidad, 20-year-old daughter Kaitlyn, who also goes by Nikki, 17-year-old Danna and 13-year-old twins Allison and Melissa.

The other adult in the vehicle was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, reports said.

Hubbard and his 30-year-old male passenger, who has not been publicly identified, were treated and released with only minor injuries, as was Kern, the driver of the Mercury. Twenty-four-year-old Brian Kern was driving along Route 1 in Townsend, New Castle County, returning from vacation, when a pickup truck going the wrong way clipped his sedan. The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed, police said. "And they were really great students and they had fantastic opportunities and I can't believe this happened to them".

Audie Trinidad, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene.

As word of the accident spread through the community and on social media, many mourned the family and remembered them as a close-knit, religious family.

Audi's brother, Daniel Trinidad, told The New York Post that the family was devastated over the sudden loss. Daniel Trinidad at his brother's home on July 7, 2018.

Both husband and wife were properly restrained in the vehicle, police said, but their four daughters were not.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds for Ballocanag. Investigators would only say they're from New Jersey. "So far, we're holding up, you know, we're holding up as best as we can". "They're all gone, gone". Authorities are not sure what caused 44-year-old Albert Hubbard to lose control of the red pickup truck. "The great times she was there for me". "They touched our lives in many ways". He received a photo of the family eating blue crabs on July 4.

Hundreds are remembering the Trinidad family in Teaneck, New Jersey with prayers and candles. Their bodies in the morgue are unrecognizable'.

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