Horrific Crash On Route 1 Kills Father, Four Daughters, Mom Lone Survivor


Horrific Crash On Route 1 Kills Father, Four Daughters, Mom Lone Survivor

Five members of a New Jersey family, including four children, were killed Friday in a crash on a DE highway, according to state police.

'I'm trying to keep it together. I can't imagine what they're going through.' .

He added, "Every summer, they went on field trips - Orlando, Six Flags", he continued.

Mary Rose Ballocanag, the 53-year-old wife and mother, suffered multiple broken bones but is expected to survive. According to the brother, Mary Rose called a friend right after the crash and had cried saying, "They're all gone".

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.

Delaware State Police identified the father Sunday as 61-year-old Audie Trinidad of Teaneck, New Jersey.

'To lose four children in a crash ... it's just unheard of, ' she added.

Near the crash site was a maroon extended-cab pickup truck with its passenger side caved in, Friday, July 6, 2018.

The scene of a deadly auto crash near Townsend, Del., that killed five people, including four children, Friday, July 6, 2018.

A photo in the Trinidad home of Audie Trinidad with his wife Mary Rose and their daughters Danna, Kaitlyn, Allison and Melissa.

It's not clear why the truck crossed into the northbound lanes.

Police shut down Route 1 for a 17-mile stretch and the crash is still under investigation.

The front driver's side of the F-350 struck the left rear side of the Sable, causing the Sable to spin out of control and come to a rest in an embankment. The driver of the pickup, 44-year-old Alvin S. Hubbard Jr. from East New Market, Maryland, was treated and released from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The other adult is in the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Photos showed the vehicle, a white four-door passenger auto, with extensive damage to its rear.

Southbound and northbound Route 1 traffic was halted near the fatal crash scene.

A GoFundMe page for funeral expenses and hospital costs has raised more than $200,000. As of early Saturday evening, the effort had raised almost three times its $10,000 goal.

Hundreds gathered in a Teaneck, NJ, park for a candlelight vigil to remember the Trinidad family Saturday night.



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