Bethlehem man survived DE crash that killed father, four daughters

Clay Curtis
July 10, 2018

She said the vehicle came to rest on the median, while the pickup truck continued to travel southbound in the northbound lanes and was hit by a minivan carrying the New Jersey family. The father was 61 years old, and his children include a 20-year-old, a 17-year-old and two 13-year-olds. All the kids and one of the adults were pronounced dead at the scene, while the other adult was transported to a local hospital after suffering serious but non-life threatening injuries, CBS Philadelphia reports.

On Sunday, police identified the truck driver as 44-year-old Alvin S. Hubbard Jr. of East New Market, Md.

Kern said he saw Hubbard's pickup truck serve across the median at Route 1, coming toward him, and he swerved to avoid a head-on crash. No charges have been filed at this time, and authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

A candlelight vigil was planned for 9 p.m. Saturday at Milton Votee Park in Teaneck. "They go to church", he said said.

"It's certainly heartbreaking. As you can imagine those of us that have family and children I feel so bad for this family", said Master Corporal Jaffe.

Audie Trinidad worked at a Bronx post office and his wife, Mary Rose, is a nurse at Beth Israel hospital in Manhattan, according to family.

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Photos showed the vehicle, a white four-door passenger auto, with extensive damage to its rear. "I'm so blessed to be with the Teaneck Community and grieving with you for the Trinidad family", Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin said during a program for the Trinidads.

His mother said the family was "faithful" and were "good" people before going on to mention that the lone survivor, Trinidad's wife and mother of the children, Mary Rose Ballocanag, was in her thoughts.

Devastated relatives gathered Saturday at the family's Teaneck home to process the tragic news. "When I found out, I just couldn't believe it at first", said Amber Dow, friend of Danna Trinidad.

'They're all gone in the blink of an eye. He received a photo of the family eating blue crabs on July 4.

Family members said Audie Trinidad's journey was in many ways the realization of the American Dream.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family pay for expenses. As of early Saturday evening, the effort had raised almost three times its $10,000 goal. Their bodies in the morgue are unrecognizable, ' he said.

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