5 Members of Filipino Family Killed in Delaware Car Crash, Only the Mother Survives

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Trinidad family (Image from GoFundMe)

A Filipino father and his four daughters were killed in a multi-vehicle car crash on a highway in Townsend, Delaware. Only the mother survived, but with serious injuries.

As per The Filipino Times, the fatalities were identified as 61-year-old Audie Trinidad and his daughters, 20-year-old Kaitlyn, 17-year-old Danna, and 13-year-old twins, Melissa and Allison. The mother, Mary Rose, was the lone survivor. She was hospitalized with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Multi-vehicle car crash (Image capture of video by 6ABC Action News)

The tragic accident occurred at around 4 p.m. on Route 1 Highway in Townsend. The police said a southbound pickup truck crossed the median of the highway and hit a northbound car. After hitting the car, the truck continued traveling southbound on the northbound lanes where it crashed into the Filipino family’s mini-van.

According to the police, Audie and Mary Rose were wearing seatbelts, but the girls were not.

Image from the Filipino American Society of Teaneck’s Facebook page

The driver of the pickup truck and his companion were rushed to a hospital and were released after treatment. Likewise, the driver of the car that was first hit by the truck was released from the hospital after treatment.

A GoFundMe page was set up for Mary Rose by a family friend.

“It is unknown at this time the amount of support this mother will need and we did not intend to set a limited goal. However, any assistance of any kind is greatly appreciated at this difficult time,” the page read.