Bethlehem man survives horrific DE crash that killed father, 4 daughters

Bethlehem man survives horrific DE crash that killed father, 4 daughters

Authorities in DE said the family was driving north on Route 1 in their minivan around 4 p.m. when a work truck crossed the center grass median, slammed into another vehicle and then collided with the minivan. Authorities say 44-year-old Alvin Hubbard, Jr., of Maryland, was driving the pickup truck that slammed into a minivan carrying 61-year-old Audie Trinidad and daughters Kaitlyn, 20; Danna, 17; and Melissa and Allison, 13-year-old twins. The mother - Mary Rose Ballocanag, 53 - was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Hubbard, and his passenger in the pickup truck, a 30-year-old man from Hurlock, Maryland, were treated at the h‌os‌pi‌ta‌l and were soon later released with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Mercury Sable as been identified as 24-year old Brian C. Kern of Bethlehem PA.

Kern was transported to a local area hospital where he was treated and released by Saturday afternoon, police said.

A southbound pickup truck crossed the median and struck the northbound passenger auto, Delaware State Police Master Cpl.

Family members of the Trinidad family had scheduled a memorial Saturday evening at Votee Park in Teaneck. He opened the vehicle door and jumped out, said the report. "I can not imagine what they are going through", said Jaffe. Police said a pickup truck crossed over the median, drove the wrong way, struck a vehicle, causing it to spin out of control before colliding into the family's minivan.


Audie's brother, Danny, also flew from Florida after hearing what happened.

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.

Just hours before the crash, Audie sent his brother pictures of the crabs they were eating for lunch before heading back home to Teaneck, New Jersey. The passenger auto came to a rest in the center median.

'I was sitting in the ER and my heart was just pouring out to them when I heard about it. We don't know how we will cope once reality sets in.

A GoFundMe for the family's funeral arrangements has already raised more than $85,000 of its $100,000 goal.

'Anyone involved with the Trinidad family, give a loving hand to this mother, she needs it more than ever, ' he said.

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