Father And Four Daughters Killed In A Tragic Car Crash In Delaware

A New Jersey Father With His Four Children Killed In A Tragic Car Crash Leaving Their Mother The Only Survivor Of The Family

  • Audie Trinidad, a New Jersey man, and his four daughters were killed in a tragic car crash in Delaware on Friday,  6th July.
  • Mary Rose Trinidad, the mother of the four and Audie's wife, was the only survivor of the family in the horrific crash.
  • The family of six were returning to their Teaneck, New Jersey home after an Ocean City trip.
  • Mary was taken to the hospital with the severe injuries and has been treated in a Christina Hospital, Delaware.

A New Jersey father with his four daughters were killed in a car crash only leaving the mother behind. The tragic accident occurred on Route 1 near Pine Tree Road, Delaware just before 4 in the evening on Friday, 6th July.

Audie Trinidad, 61, his wife, and four daughters; Kaitlyn, 20, Danna, 17, and twins Allison and Melissa, 13 were driving on a Delaware highway in a minivan when a pickup truck going the opposite direction slammed into their vehicles.

Police reported Mary Rose Trinidad, the mother, and Audie's wife was the only family member to survive the horrific accident. Mary was taken to the Christina Hospital in Newark, Delaware with serious injuries.

The family of six was returning to their home in Teaneck, New Jersey from a vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, told Audie's brother Daniel Trinidad to New York Post. Trinidad told,

I'm trying to keep it together. We don't know how we will cope once reality sets in. They're all gone, gone.

He continued,

They’re a God-fearing family. They go to church. My brother texted me a picture of the blue crabs they ate on the 4th of July. They’re all gone in the blink of an eye Their bodies in the morgue are unrecognizable.

Meanwhile, the Teaneck community mourned the family's death on Saturday night at a Vigil in Votee Park.

A community turning out to Votee Park in Teaneck, NJ for family killed by wrong way driver in Delaware. Father and his 4 daughters were killed. Their mother was the sole survivor. pic.twitter.com/kBcNWajQhD

— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) July 8, 2018

Delaware police reported the husband and wife were properly restrained in the vehicle while their four children were not. Melissa Jaffe, Delaware State Police Master Corporal, said,

To lose four children in a crash ...it's just unheard of.

She continued,

I feel so bad for this family. I cannot imagine what they are going through.

The statement shared by Jaffe on the Delaware State Police website detailed the crash as:

The incident took place on Friday at approximately 3:47 p.m. For unknown reasons, the F-350 failed to remain in the southbound lanes of travel and exited the roadway, crossing over the gra s sy median and into the northbound lanes of travel.

Jaffe added,

The front driver’s side of the F-350 struck the left rear side of the Sable, causing the Sable to spin out of control and come to a rest in an embankment. The F-350 continued out of control southbound in the northbound lanes, when the front of the Sienna struck the pa s sengers side of the F-350. The impact caused both vehicles to be displaced off the edge of the roadway and into a ditch.

A 24-year-old driver of the car from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, driver of the pickup, a 44-year-old East New Market, Maryland man, and a 30-year-old pa s senger on the truck, were taken to the hospital with the minor injuries and were released after the treatment.

Police have been interviewing the survivors as the investigation continues.


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