TEANECK, New Jersey-This candlelight vigil was organized by Teaneck High School friends of Danna Trinidad, coming together in Votee Park to grieve collectively about the five Trinidad lives lost on a DE highway as a pickup truck crossed the median and slammed into them.
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.
Mary Rose Trinidad, 53, was admitted to hospital with serious injuries and is now in stable condition and alert.
Southbound State Route 1 Highway in the area of Pine Tree Road was closed for approximately 90 minutes and the northbound lanes were closed for approximately 5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.
Police say Friday afternoon, a pick up truck veered across a grassy median and into northbound traffic.
The cause of the crash reminds user investigation.
Friends said a vigil was planned for 9 p.m. Saturday at Votee Park in Teaneck.
Hubbard, and his passenger in the pickup truck, a 30-year-old man from Hurlock, Maryland, were treated at the hospital and were soon later released with non-life threatening injuries.More news: IHOb no more: IHOP announces 60-cent short stacks
The vehicle's roof appeared to have been cut off by rescue workers and was lying upside down on the ground nearby. A few feet away was a maroon extended-cab pickup truck, which appeared to be a commercial vehicle, with its passenger side caved in.
"It's certainly heartbreaking", Jaffe said. Melissa Jaffe. "I feel so bad for this family. I can't imagine what they're going through", State police Master Cpl.
The family was identified by Audie Trinidad's brother, Danny, who arrived in Teaneck on Saturday from his home in North Miami Beach, Florida.
"I was sitting in the ER and my heart was just pouring out to them when I heard about it", said Kern. My brother texted me a picture of the blue crabs they ate on 4th of July. It was the last the family heard from them.
"If you had a problem, they were always there for you".
The driver was identified by WPIX as Alvin S. Hubbard Jr. of Maryland.
The driver of the Sienna, a 61-year-old man from Teaneck, NJ, was wearing a shoulder harness and was pronounced deceased at the scene.