Authorities on Sunday identified the wrong-way driver of the pickup truck that crashed head-on into a minivan on a Delaware highway, killing a New Jersey dad and his four daughters.
Alvin Hubbard Jr., 44, was behind the wheel of the red Ford F-350 that strayed into an oncoming lane of traffic on Route 1 and clipped one car before slamming head-on into the minivan carrying Audie Trinidad, his four daughters and their mother, the sole survivor from the brood, cops said.
The nightmarish Friday afternoon smash-up occurred as the Teaneck, NJ, family was headed home from a Fourth of July vacation in Ocean City, MD, relatives told The Post.
For reasons still unknown, the pickup truck — bearing a decal for “Aledak Metalworks” on the side — crossed the grassy center median from the southbound lane into the northbound lane around 3:45 p.m., cops said.
The truck first clipped the rear driver’s side of a 2002 Mercury Sable driven by Brian Kern, a 24-year-old Bethlehem, PA, before crunching directly into the Trinidad family’s 1998 Toyota Sienna, officials said.
The dead included the 61-year-old patriarch, and his children: Kaitlyn, 20; Danna, 17; and 14-year-old twins Melissa and Allison, relatives said.
Mary Rose Ballocanag, the 53-year-old wife and mother, suffered multiple broken bones but is expected to survive.
Hubbard and his 30-year-old male passenger, who has not been publicly identified, were treated and released with only minor injuries, as was Kern, the driver of the Mercury.
Police couldn’t immediately say why Hubbard, of East New Market, MD, drifted into the wrong lane.
As of Sunday morning, he had not been charged with a crime as police continue to probe the deadly collision.
Hubbard could not immediately be reached for comment.
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