Forty-four-year old Alvin S. Hubbard Jr. of Maryland was the wrong-way driver at the wheel of a Ford F-350 pick-up truck that careened across a median, struck one car and then, still running the wrong way on Route 1 in Townsend, Delaware, was hit by a minivan with a family of six from New Jersey returning to Teaneck after vacationing together in Virginia. They’d sent a photo of themselves eating blue crab to a family member on the last day of their trip. The uncle who got the texted selfie will never see his brother and four nieces again.
Audie Trinidad, 61, and his four daughters, Kaitlyn, 20, Danna, 17, and 13-year-old twins Melissa and Allison were killed in the crash. Mother Mary Rose Ballocanag Trinidad was the only survivor. She’s hospitalized with broken bones and other serious inures but is expected to survive. Family members say she is aware of what happened but is heavily sedated.
Hubbard, a father of two, was not seriously injured in the crash; he was taken to a hospital, treated and released.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Delaware State Police Are Investigating the Deadly Crash Involving Hubbard. No Charges Have Been Filed
According to police, Hubbard drove his truck from the southbound lane into the northbound lane and hit a 2002 Mercury Sable. That car spun out of control. Behind the Sable was Trinidad driving the family’s 1998 Toyota Sienna minivan. According to state police, Hubbard’s 3 ton truck’s front driver’s side crashed into the left rear-side of the Sable and within seconds, while still traveling the wrong way, was struck by the much smaller minivan. The crash sent both vehicles off the road and into a ditch. Hubbard’s passenger also sustained non-life threatening injuries, was treated and released.
Brian C. Kern, 24, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, who was driving the Mercury Sable, sustained injuries but was treated and released.
Trinidad’s brother said his family members’ bodies were not recognizable. Images from the crash site show a decapitated minivan.
2. State Records Show Hubbard Has Been a Defendant in Some Eight Court Cases That Include Mostly Judgments
Alvin S Hubbard Jr.
According to Maryland state court records, Hubbard has been a defendant in at least eight cases that include matters related to debt-related contract disputes and a foreclosure. Criminal court records for the same name appear to be for an Alvin Seymour Hubbard III.
3. Daniel Trinidad Wants Hubbard to be Held Responsible For the Deaths of his Brother & Neices
TwitterAudie Trinidad and his four daughters were killed in a car crash. His wife and their mother Mary Rose was the sole survivor.
Daniel Trinidad, 59, told the New York Daily News that Hubbard should be charged criminally.
“They didn’t get to grow up and experience life as an adult. This guy took it all away. This is multiple manslaughter.”
Audie Trinidad was a U.S postal worker in the Bronx. His daughter Kaitlyn was in nursing school in New York and his daughters Danna, 17, Allison …read more