The family planned a long week trip to Maryland, Ocean City. It was a really good start of the summer for the Trinidad. The trip filled with the sun iteration, crabs and a family filled traditions. The four daughters who were all hurtle to the adult life. It is a great way to start the summers.
The eldest of all was 20-year-old Kaitlyn who was in college, and then Danna, 17, who was in Volleyball team in her high school, was headed in the fall. The two 13-year-old youngest twin sister were Alison and Melissa were stepping in their high school face in just a few months and were planning to try out for the team.
All of their plans have now come to halt on Friday afternoon. When the family was just two hours away from their home in New Jersey, Teaneck, they collided with a heavy duty pick up that was coming from the other side of highway 1 that crosses the Townsend grassy median of Delaware. The truck was actually travelling in the wrong direction and clipped with the white sedan. It spun uncontrolled and directly hit the path of the Trinidad minivan 1999 Toyota Sienna model.
All the passersby trolled on the highway to save any of the occupants of the battered van. However, it was just too late to save them all. The four daughters were found dead in the back seat of the minivan and none of them was wearing a seatbelt. The accident took place only 150 miles away from their home.
Audie Trinidad, the father, was also announced dead. He was said to move to the United States from the Philippines in around 1980 and married a lady from his home country and set down their roots in Teaneck.
The 53-year-old wife Mary Rose Ballocanag was the only one who survived the accident. She has multiple injuries and broken ribs, legs and arms. She was been treated in Christiana hospital but the physical injuries are that of a bigger concern here.
Daniel, Trinidad’s brother stated on Saturday, "How are you going to bury five people at the same time?"
"There's no answer," he said. "If anyone knows the answer, call me, text me. God said there's a plan. What's God's plan now?.. This is like a tragedy a hundred times over." 'I'm trying to keep it together," Daniel Trinidad told the New York Post. "We don't know how we will cope once reality sets in. They're all gone."
'They're a God-fearing family. They go to church. My brother texted me a picture of the blue crabs they ate on the 4th of July. They're all gone in the blink of an eye. Their bodies in the morgue are unrecognizable."