Cops ID wrong-way driver of truck that killed New Jersey family

Howard TerryJul 11, 2018

Authorities say Mr. Audie Trinidad, Kaitlyn, 20, Danna, 17, Melissa and Allison, both 14, were all killed when a wrong-way driver of a pickup truck struck their minivan on a DE road Friday.

Their mother was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Her husband, 61-year-old Audie Trinidad, and their daughters - Kaitlyn, 20, Danna, 17, and Allison and Melissa, who were 13-year-old twins - all died when a Ford F-350 truck crossed a median on State Route 1 Highway in DE and struck their minivan, according to WPIX. The truck went into oncoming traffic and hit a vehicle.

The Trinidad family was on their way back to Teaneck, New Jersey after spending a vacation in Ocean City Maryland when the tragic incident happened.

Trinidad and Ballocanag met in NY after coming to the United States in the 1980s.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Trinidad was a postal worker in the Bronx. The girls' mother took care of so many - she is a nurse at Beth Israel Hospital.

"It's certainly heartbreaking. As you can imagine those of us that have family and children I feel so bad for this family", said Master Corporal Jaffe.

The father's and daughters' bodies were unrecognizable after the crash, Audie Trinidad's brother, Daniel Trinidad, told The Post. Its driver, a 24-year-old man from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. "He goes to church every Sunday, loved by his neighbors", he said. "When I found out, I just couldn't believe it at first", said Amber Dow, friend of Danna Trinidad.

"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". I don't know. She can't take it.

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

"I felt kind of helpless, to be honest", DuHadaway told the News Journal.

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

A vigil was held in the borough Saturday night and Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin spoke during the vigil, calling on the community to rally around the family during this time of tragedy. On Saturday, the girls' classmates, along with the Filipino American Society of Teaneck organized a vigil, because they are hurting, too - along with all of Teaneck.

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

IHOP flips back to pancakes, drops IHOb name
Even competitors piled on their commentary. "Except for that time we faked it to promote our new burgers ". But IHOP was quick with a comeback, writing: 'The blan was to get beople talking about our new burgers .

Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner accused Mercedes of throwing Vowels under the bus, but Wolff stood by their radio call. Raikkonen crossed the line ahead of Valtteri Bottas , who had led with only five laps of the race remaining.

England fans make late dash to Russian Federation for World Cup semi-final
Yet it is England's creative, dynamic and intelligent midfield that will need to be on the top of its game against Croatia. That means players from all four teams will still have to watch their step in the last four contests.

US President Donald Trump names Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee
Trump is expected to pressure recalcitrant Senate Democrats into supporting his nominee by holding rallies in their states. He was in the running previous year for the Supreme Court seat left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Dozens of immigrant children in US set to reunite with parents
As of Sunday evening, however, the ACLU said the government was on track to reunite less than half of those with their families. Protesters in New York City marched last month in support of the families separated at U.S. -Mexico border.

Carmelo Anthony to Rockets? Juicy Summer League sighting blows race wide open
Green originally signed with the Rockets on December 28, 2017 and averaged 12.1 points over the remainder of the season. Those two teams have emerged as top candidates to sign Anthony when he and the Thunder part ways in the coming days.

Thai football team rescue celebrated in the Dutch media
After several days, a rescue operation was launched on Sunday when four of the boys were brought out, tethered to rescue divers. He shared images and video as four members of the soccer team, as well as their coach , were still trapped inside.

Russian Federation coach laments harsh end to World Cup dream
The U.S. president's spontaneous approach to negotiations, and the inscrutable style of the Kremlin leader, make predicting the outcome of the summit with any accuracy close to impossible.

Get 3 months of paid Amazon Prime Video channels for free
The much-awaited Amazon Prime Day sale is here, and the company is all set to host its 2nd Amazon Prime Day Sale in India. Each month, Prime members can also download six editor's picks for free before the official publication date.

Trump sets off for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in combative mood on military spending
Days after, Trump heads to Helsinki to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin , a meeting that has also anxious US allies. As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before.