Father, 4 daughters from New Jersey killed in Delaware crash

July 7, 2018
Paramedics work the scene of a deadly car crash on Route 1 near Townsend, Del., Friday, July 6, 2018. (Suchat Pederson /The News Journal via AP)

TOWNSEND, Del. (AP) — Police say the five people killed Friday in a crash on a Delaware highway were a 61-year-old father from New Jersey and his four daughters.

Delaware State Police on Saturday did not release the names of those killed, but they did say the New Jersey family was from the town of Teaneck and the daughters included a 20-year-old, a 17-year-old and two 13-year-olds.

The 53-year-old mother was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police say the family was riding in a minivan Friday afternoon on U.S. Route 1 in Townsend when a pickup truck traveling south crossed the median for unknown reasons and hit the northbound minivan and another car.

The truck driver, a 44-year-old man from East New Market, Maryland, was treated and released from the hospital.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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