Monday, 16 July, 2018

Horrific crash in Delaware wipes out nearly entire family from New Jersey

Police: 4 kids,1 adult killed in Townsend, Del. crash Multi-vehicle crash kills five and injures four in New Castle County
Melinda Barton | 10 July, 2018, 19:54

A survivor from the deadly multi-car crash in DE that killed four daughters and their father on Friday has credited his seat belt with saving his life.

Delaware State Police say that the five family members were killed after a pickup truck crossed the median of U.S. Route 1 in Townsend, Delaware, struck a auto and then the family's minivan.

61-year-old Audie Trinidad of Teaneck, New Jersey and his children-20-year-old Kaitlyn, 17-year-old Danna and 13-year-olds Melissa and Allison-were identified as the deceased. A second adult from the family also was in the van and suffered injuries police said were serious but not life-threatening, and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

The driver of the truck, a 44-year-old man from East New Market, Maryland, will not be identified by authorities unless charges are filed, Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl.

Kern, a 24-year-old from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was on his way home from a week-long vacation at the time. The passenger auto involved had one person inside who was taken to the hospital also with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Hundreds gathered Saturday at a vigil in Teaneck to grieve the loss of the Trinidads, WPIX reported. He catches the back left of my auto and misses my door.

"They go to church every Sunday, they were loved by neighbors and classmates", said Daniel Trinidad. Melissa Jaffe said police didn't immediately know the ages of the children or what part of New Jersey the family is from. The girls' mother, Mary Rose, was the only survivor.

'I see out of my left eye the vehicle crazily swerving out of control on the grass median.

"I'm trying to keep it together", Audie's brother Daniel Trinidad told the New York Post.

"How are you going to bury five people at the same time?" he said tearfully on Saturday, after rushing from Miami to the family's Teaneck home. "So far, we're holding up, you know, we're holding up as best as we can". "When I found out, I just couldn't believe it at first", said Amber Dow, friend of Danna Trinidad.

A GoFundMe Page has been set up to help Mary Rose Trinidad. He received a photo of the family eating blue crabs on July 4.

"They didn't get to grow up and experience life as an adult". Their bodies in the morgue are unrecognizable'.