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Driver identified in crash that killed New Jersey father, 4 daughters

11 July 2018
Driver identified in crash that killed New Jersey father, 4 daughters

Hubbard Jr., 44, of East New Market, Maryland, was driving a Ford F-350 when he crossed over a grassy median on Route 1 in Delaware, side-swiped another auto and plowed into the Toyota Sienna carrying the Bergen County family of six on Friday, Delaware State Police said in an updated press release Sunday.

'I'm trying to keep it together. "I don't know how she's going to handle it", he told reporters. "They're all gone in the blink of an eye".

The girls' mother suffered serious injuries in the crash but is expected to survive, police said. Ballocanag wept to her friend from her hospital bed, "They're all gone", Ballocanag's friend told him. "To lose four children in a crash is just something that's unheard of".

Police are still investigating the case and charges have not been filed.

"It's certainly heartbreaking. As you can imagine those of us that have family and children I feel so bad for this family", said Master Corporal Jaffe.

"They're a loving family, God-fearing family", Daniel Trinidad said.

Near the crash site was a maroon extended-cab pickup truck with its passenger side caved in, Friday, July 6, 2018. The crash happened Friday afternoon on Route 1 in Townsend, Delaware, while the family was coming back from vacation.

Police said the husband and wife were properly restrained in the vehicle, but the four girls were not.

It's still not clear why the Ford truck swerved across the median in Townsend, Delaware. Police say the pickup truck crossed over the median and struck a vehicle, causing it to spin out of control, before colliding into the family's minivan.

On Sunday, police identified the truck driver as 44-year-old Alvin S. Hubbard Jr. of East New Market, Md.

'I see out of my left eye the auto crazily swerving out of control on the grass median. She is now being hospitalized in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Southbound and northbound Route 1 traffic was halted near the fatal crash scene.

A GoFundMe page was set up on Saturday to help with funeral arrangements and any expenses Mary Rose may need once she recovers. As of early Saturday evening, the effort had raised almost three times its $10,000 goal.

Hundreds of mourners have lighted candles and left flowers at the Votee Park in Teaneck, New Jersey to show their support for the family.