A father who died along with his four daughters in a DE highway crash was a native of the Philippines and U. S. Navy veteran who settled in New Jersey to raise his family.
The initial investigation determined that on Friday a 3:47 p.m., a 2007 Ford F-350 work truck on a pickup frame was traveling southbound, in the left lane Route 1 in the vicinity of Noxontown Road, troopers reported.
Their four daughters, Kaitlyn, 20; Danna, 17; and 13-year-old twins, Melissa and Allison, attended school in Teaneck.
Their mother was hospitalized with serious injuries.
Two people in the pick-up truck and one in another auto were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Twenty-four-year-old Brian Kern was driving along Route 1 in Townsend, New Castle County, returning from vacation, when a pickup truck going the wrong way clipped his sedan.
Hubbard and his passenger sustained minor injuries and have since been released from the hospital.
Officials in DE have identified the driver of the truck as a Maryland resident, but no charges have been filed. When I found out, I just couldn't believe it at first.
Authorities on Sunday identified the wrong-way driver of the pickup truck that crashed head-on into a minivan on a DE highway, killing a New Jersey dad and his four daughters.
Audie Trinidad, who grew up in the Philippines, served in the Navy for seven years after moving to the USA in 1987.
Mary Rose's cousin said the family is mourning the devastating loss.
Audie Trinidad's brother says in the blink of an eye, he lost everything. Police say the husband and wife were properly restrained with seat belts, but their four daughters were not.
"There were so many people that came, so many friends", Danny Trinidad said of the vigil.
"I can not imagine what they are going through", said Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe. It has raised more than $160,000. "They go to church". My brother texted me a picture of the blue crabs they ate on 4th of July.
As word spread, the community in Teaneck held a memorial on Saturday night, during which they swapped stories about the Trinidads. Authorities are not sure what caused 44-year-old Albert Hubbard to lose control of the red pickup truck. Their bodies in the morgue are unrecognizable'.