Published: Sunday 08 July, 2018

Filipino Dad Audie Trinidad & 4 Daughters Killed Instantly in Delaware Car Crash

Five members of a Filipino family are dead after a car accident in Delaware on Friday. Audie Trinidad and his four daughter were killed on the spot after their car crashed into a truck that crossed the median. Trinidad’s wife survived.

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Audie Trinidad and his four daughters were killed in the accident. (Facebook)

According to news reports, the Trinidad’s Toyota Sienna minivan was traveling northbound on Route 1 when it struck a southbound maroon pickup truck that crossed the median. The truck had previously hit a white car and continued to travel southbound then crossed the median.

The victims have been identified as Audie Trinidad, who was driving the car, and his daughters 20-year-old Kaitlyn, 17-year-old Danna and 13-year-old twins Melissa and Allison. Audie Trinidad’s wife, Mary Rose, survived the crash and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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The Trinidad family: only the mother, Mary Rose, survived the crash. (Facebook)

CBS News said Trinidad and his wife were wearing seat belts while their daughters were not. The five victims died on the spot.

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Daniel, Trinidad’s brother, told the New York Post that the victims’ remains were unrecognizable.

‘I’m trying to keep it together. We don’t know how we will cope once reality sets in. They’re all gone, gone,’ Daniel Trinidad said.

‘They’re a God-fearing family. They go to church. My brother texted me a picture of the blue crabs they ate on 4th of July. They’re all gone in the blink of an eye. Their bodies in the morgue are unrecognizable,’ he added.

Photos from the scene showed the minivan with extensive damage to its front and its roof torn off.

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The family’s Toyota Sienna minivan. (ABC 6)

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