Multi-vehicle crash kills five and injures four in New Castle County

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

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

The 44-year-old has not been charged with anything and the crash remains under investigation.

The 53-year-old woman underwent surgery for multiple injuries and was in serious condition in a DE hospital on Saturday night.

Also in the vehicle were his four daughters, ages 20, 17, and two 13-year-olds, who were not wearing restraints and were pronounced deceased at the scene.His 53-year-old wife, was properly restrained in the front passenger seat and was transported to a local area hospital where she was admitted with serious injuries.

Authorities on Sunday identified the wrong-way driver of the pickup truck that crashed head-on into a minivan on a DE highway, killing a New Jersey dad and his four daughters.

"They're all gone in the blink of an eye", he said. "I've been in the business for 28 years".

"We will never see them again", the dads brother, Daniel Trinidad, told the New York Post.

He served seven years in the Navy before settling into his career as a U.S. Postal Service worker in Teaneck, New Jersey - where he raised his family.

Police said the family was riding in a minivan along SR 1 near Townsend when a southbound work truck crossed the median for unknown reasons and hit the northbound minivan and another auto.

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DuHadaway, who works as a full-time firefighter in Howard County, Maryland, and volunteers with the Christiana Fire Company in New Castle County, Delaware, was driving to the beach for the weekend with his family. He opened the auto door and jumped out, said the report. "The impact caused both vehicles to be displaced off the edge of the roadway and into a ditch", Jaffe added. The truck went into oncoming traffic and hit a auto.

As it entered lanes of oncoming traffic, it clipped a white sedan and turned sideways, perpendicular to northbound traffic.

The pickup truck, though, continued driving in the wrong direction and collided with a mini van. "And they were really great students and they had wonderful opportunities and I can't believe this happened to them".

"I felt kind of helpless, to be honest", DuHadaway told the News Journal.

Friends of the family, as well as the girls' classmates and the community gathered on Saturday to hold a v‌ig‌il to m‌ou‌r‌n.

"They didn't get to grow up and experience life as an adult".

A GoFundMe for the family's funeral arrangements has already more than $180,000. God needs more angels.

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