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5 Members Of N.J. Family Killed In Delaware Car Accident

July 07, 2018 - 11:04 am

TOWNSEND, Del. (WCBS 880) -- Five members of a Teaneck family are dead after a wrong-way driver crashed into their vehicle in Delaware.

The crash happened on Route 1, the state’s major north-south highway, near Townsend. Police say a work-style pickup truck was traveling southbound when it suddenly crossed over the median and entered into oncoming traffic.

The truck first struck one northbound vehicle before driving into a minivan with a family of six inside.

A relative confirmed to that the father, Audi Trinidad and daughters Kaitlyn, 20; Danna, 17; and 13-year-old twins Allison and Melissa were killed in the crash. Jaffe confirmed that the 53-year-old mother survived the impact but sustained serious injuries.

A GoFundMe page was set up with a goal of $10,000 to assist the mother. As of 5 p.m. Saturday, over $22,000 had been raised.

Police said the two people inside the pickup truck and the person inside the first vehicle that was struck all were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It’s unclear what lead the driver of the pickup truck to suddenly cross into oncoming traffic.