What to Know
- In July, a head-on crash in Delaware caused the deaths of Mary Rose Ballocanag's husband and four daughters.
- On Monday, the other driver was accused of criminal negligence, including charges of vehicular homicide, inattentive driving, and more.
- Ballocanag says she's still grieving, and explains that she wants justice for her family.
Court records show a man involved in a head-on Delaware crash that killed five members of a New Jersey family has been indicted.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports that 45-year-old Alvin Hubbard III of East New Market, Maryland, was indicted by a grand jury Monday on five counts of second-degree vehicular homicide, three counts of vehicular assault and other offenses.
The family was returning from a trip to Ocean City, Maryland, in July, when a pickup driven by Hubbard crossed a median and hit their minivan, investigators said.
The family's matriarch, Mary Rose Ballocanag of Teaneck, New Jersey, survived. Her husband Audie Trinidad and their four daughters died in the crash.
"Part of me died that day," Ballocanag said about the crash.
Hubbard and his passenger walked away without serious injuries.
Investigators took more than three months to conclude the investigation leading to charges against Hubbard. The indictment alleges that Hubbard operated his truck in a criminally negligent manner when he exited his lane of travel, crossed the center median between a multi-lane highway, and crashed into oncoming traffic. The investigation did not reveal if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
"We're still grieving because the justice hasn't been served, yet," Daniel Trinidad, Audie's brother and a family spokesman, said last month to the News Journal. "We want this thing over."
Ballocanag's attorney stated in October that she planned to file a civil suit against Hubbard after the investigation.
It is unclear if Hubbard has a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.