Father, 4 daughters killed in Delaware crash while returning home from vacation

10 July, 2018, 13:05 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Paramedics work the scene of a deadly car crash that claimed the lives of five New Jersey residents on Route 1 near Townsend Del. Friday

It follows her husband and their four daughters being involved in a traffic accident which left all family members dead. The pickup truck was then hit by a minivan.

Police say the family was riding in a minivan Friday afternoon on U.S. Route 1 in Townsend when a pickup truck traveling south crossed the median for unknown reasons and hit the northbound minivan and another vehicle.

Police did not identify the minors who died, but news outlets identified the daughters as Kaitlyn, 20; Danna, 17; and Melissa and Allison, 13-year-old twins. Mary Rose Trinidad work as a nurse at Beth Israel Hospital.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Trinidad was a postal worker in the Bronx.

The oldest daughter had just graduated from college and Danna was going to be a senior in high school.

NJ man, 4 daughters dead after DE crash; wife survived. Danny said his brother was a "God-fearing man" who loves his family.

'I'm trying to keep it together. "So far, we're holding up, you know, we're holding up as best as we can".

"They're all gone", she said. My brother texted me a picture of the blue crabs they ate on 4th of July. "They're all gone, gone". Their bodies in the morgue are unrecognizable'.

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"I can not imagine what they're going through".

'To lose four children in a crash ... it's just unheard of, ' she added. Both vehicles ended up in a ditch.

The truck had extensive damage to its front driver side and the passenger side was completely caved in.

Delaware State Police Saturday released more details on a crash that killed five family members in a minivan. "He could not say no to his wife and would always give to his daughters", Daniel said.

Townsend - The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a multi-fatal crash involving three vehicles that occurred yesterday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe. The pickup truck had two people inside who were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The pickup truck continued traveling southbound on the wrong side of the road when it collided with the Trinidad family's Toyota Sienna.

Photos showed the auto, a white four-door passenger vehicle, with extensive damage to its rear. She is expected to survive her injuries. She said the auto came to rest on the median, while the pickup truck continued to travel southbound in the northbound lanes and was hit by a minivan carrying the New Jersey family.

There's no word if the driver of the truck will face charges.

A GoFundMe for the family's funeral arrangements has already more than $180,000.

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