"They're All Gone": Woman Survives Crash That Killed Husband, 4 Daughters

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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.

Police say Mary Rose Ballocanag Trinidad and her husband and the couple's four daughters were traveling northbound on Route 1 when a maroon pickup truck cross the center median into oncoming traffic slamming into the family's Toyota Sienna minivan.

Ballocanag's husband, Audie Trinidad, 61 and their daughters - Kaitlyn, 20, Danna, 17, and 13-year-old twins Allison and Melissa - were killed as the the family's minivan was hit by a truck as they were driving home from vacation on a DE state highway.

Mary Rose Trinidad, 53, was admitted to hospital with serious injuries and is now in stable condition and alert.

- The man who was behind the wheel in a truck that crashed into a minivan in DE was identified Monday by police as Alvin S. Hubbard Jr. of East New Market, Maryland. The driver of the other vehicle involved has been identified as 24-year old Brian C. Kern of Bethlehem, Pa. She is now being hospitalized in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries. No charges have been filed at this time, and authorities say the investigation is ongoing.


"It just hurts. All I have is just the memories", he said.

Laysha Stinger says the family was very kind and generous.

Audie's brother, Daniel Trinidad, tells PEOPLE that he saw Mary Rose on Monday morning before she went into another surgery for her right shoulder.

The family had been heading north on Delaware's Route 1 back to their Bergen County home.

None of the girls were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.


'Anyone involved with the Trinidad family, give a loving hand to this mother, she needs it more than ever, ' he said. "So far, we're holding up, you know, we're holding up as best as we can".

"She knows they are all gone, but she is under heavy sedation, so it's not sinking in yet", said Audie's brother, Daniel Trinidad.

Friends of the family, as well as the girls' classmates and the community gathered on Saturday to hold a v‌ig‌il to m‌ou‌r‌n. Their bodies in the morgue are unrecognizable, ' he said.

People close to the family had set up a GoFundMe account that had raised more than $96,000 in less than 24 hours. As of early Saturday evening, the effort had raised almost three times its $10,000 goal. A passenger in the truck was also treated.


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