New Jersey man, 4 daughters killed in DE crash; wife survives

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

The tragedy follows a pickup truck crossing a highway median and striking the family minivan (head on) in DE just on 4pm, Friday afternoon.

Melissa Jaffe said Friday that a a southbound pickup truck crossed the median and struck a northbound passenger vehicle. "The pickup continued southbound in northbound lanes", said Master Corporal Jessica Jaffe.

Hubbard and his 30-year-old male passenger, who has not been publicly identified, were treated and released with only minor injuries, as was Kern, the driver of the Mercury. Police say it is not yet known if impairment was a factor. She is now being hospitalized in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries.

The operator of the Sable, a 24-year-old male from Bethlehem PA, was transported to a local area hospital where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.

Audie and his daughters were pronounced dead at the scene. Four sisters, Kaitlyn Trinidad, 20; Danna, 17; twins Melissa and Allison, 14 and their father, Audie - a postal worker - were all killed.

The multi-fatal crash occurred around 3:45 p.m. on Route 1, the state's major north-south artery, near Townsend, roughly 22 miles northwest of Dover, Del.

It was not immediately known if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash, police said.

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Police have released the names of the other two drivers involved in the multi-car collision in DE that killed a Teaneck father and his four daughters.

The vehicle 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, Jaffe said. As a result of the impact, the family was trapped in the vehicle with serious injuries.

A man from Bethlehem says post-traumatic stress after surviving a crash that killed five people in Delaware Friday caused him to jump out of a moving auto hours later, reports the Morning Call.

Three people in the other cars involved were taken to the hospital.

This is a developing story, please stay with FOX 29 for updates. Suddenly, the vehicle "went 10 o'clock across the median", veering across the grassy strip that separates northbound and southbound lanes.

Early reports from the scene indicate that multiple patients are injured. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.

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