Mother survives vehicle crash that killed her husband, 4 daughters


Also in the vehicle were his four daughters, ages 20, 17, and two 13-year-olds, who were not properly restrained, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The 53-year-old mother was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

At 3:47 p.m. Friday, Kern was driving north on Route 1, a main route to DE and Maryland shore points, when a southbound pickup truck crossed over a grassy median and into northbound lanes.

When the truck hit the grassy median, it went airborne, DuHadaway said.

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.

Audie Trinidad worked at a Bronx post office and his wife, Mary Rose, is a nurse at Beth Israel hospital in Manhattan, according to family.

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"I was crying. I had no words to say", said Amber Dow, Danna Trinidad's friend. "That's it. In one big sweep", said Audie's brother Danny Trinidad.

Nelson's daughter, Kim Trinidad, had lived with Audie Trinidad's family for four years, since graduating from nursing school in the Philippines.

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. "They're all gone, gone". Authorities have said the children were not wearing seat belts. Now traveling in the wrong direction, the truck clipped a white sedan, spun out of control and ended up directly in the path of the Trinidads' 1999 Toyota Sienna minivan. It was the last the family heard from them.

"There were many, many, many bystanders and people that stopped to help", he said. Investigators would only say they're from New Jersey.

There was reportedly a 30-year-old male passenger in the truck as well, and police didn't say why the driver crossed the median of Route 1, Delaware's major north-south highway - or whether any impairment was a factor.

People close to the family had set up a GoFundMe account that had raised more than $96,000 in less than 24 hours. "I am not sure she'll be able to even stay at this house without her husband and kids". 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.