Five members of Teaneck family killed in auto crash

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

Five members of Teaneck family killed in auto crash

On their way back to New Jersey, however, tragedy struck on a DE highway, as a horrific auto crash took the lives of five of the six Trinidad family members - including all four daughters.

'I'm trying to keep it together.

"I can not imagine what they're going through. They're all gone in the blink of an eye".

Only the mother, 53-year-old Mary Rose, survived the crash. Investigators would only say they're from New Jersey.

'It's certainly heartbreaking as you can imagine, ' Delaware State Police Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe told NBC 10. 'Those of us that have families and children, I mean, I feel so bad for this family. "Why?" Danny said about his brother, who he describes as a "God-fearing man".

"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". The impact caused both vehicles to be displaced off the edge of the roadway and into a ditch. "To lose four children in a crash, it is something that is unheard of".

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

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A photo in the Trinidad home of Audie Trinidad with his wife Mary Rose and their daughters Danna, Kaitlyn, Allison and Melissa.

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It's still not clear why the Ford truck swerved across the median in Townsend, Delaware. The driver of the pickup, a 44-year-old man from East New Market, Maryland, was treated and released from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police shut down Route 1 for a 17-mile stretch and the crash is still under investigation.

The vehicle, which spun out of control, came to rest on the median, while the pickup truck continued to travel southbound in the northbound lanes.

Kern says he didn't realize in the moment but witnesses told him his auto had spun multiple times before coming to a rest on the median. Hubbard was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.

Just after 3:30 on Friday, July 6, a work truck traveling southbound on Route 1, in the area of Pine Tree Road, crossed over into the northbound lanes into oncoming traffic, according to police.

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

The minivan, which is indiscernible, was carrying a family of six from New Jersey.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with medical expenses for Mary Rose Trinidad and funeral arrangements for her family.

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