4 kids,1 adult killed in Townsend, Del. crash


- FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) July 7, 2018Teaneck, New Jersey Father, 61, and his four daughters 20,17, and two 13 year old twin girls were killed in Delaware Route 1 crash yesterday.

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 Ballocanag, the 53-year-old wife and mother, suffered multiple broken bones but is expected to survive.

The driver of the Sable, a 24-year-old man from Bethlehem PA, was transported to a local area hospital where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.He wasproperly restrained. The driver of the auto, a 24-year-old man from Bethlehem, Pa., was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. He had minor injuries.

"For unknown reasons, the F-350 failed to remain in the southbound lanes of travel and exited the roadway, crossing over the grassy median and into the northbound lanes of travel", read a statement shared on the Delaware State Police website by public information officer Melissa Jaffe.

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.

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Nelson's daughter, Kim Trinidad, had lived with Audie Trinidad's family for four years, since graduating from nursing school in the Philippines.

"Everyone that I knew who went to high school and middle school with them, I can see that they were a part of the Teaneck family", says Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin. Trinidad's brother, Daniel, told the New York Post outside the family's three-level house on Saturday.

A GoFundMe page set up to assist with funeral costs and Mary Rose's recovery had raised more than $113,000 as of Sunday afternoon.

"They're all gone", she said. Ballocanag wept to her friend from her hospital bed, "They're all gone", Ballocanag's friend told him.

A passenger in the truck, a 30-year-old man from Hurlock, Maryland, was also treated and released. I don't know. She can't take it. My brother texted me a picture of the blue crabs they ate on 4th of July.

Family members said Audie Trinidad's journey was in many ways the realization of the American Dream. The family members were from Teaneck, New Jersey, police say.