Filipino Delaware family in mourning reacts to guilty plea deal

In Delaware, the driver whose truck killed five members of a Filipino family last July has agreed to a plea deal.

Alvin Hubbard III pleaded guilty to five counts of operating a vehicle causing death, and second-degree and third-degree vehicular assault.

Last July, his pickup truck had crossed the median on the Delaware 1, crashing into a van carrying six members of the Trinidad family.

61-year-old Audie Trinidad and four of his daughters were killed in the crash.

The mother, Mary Rose Ballocanag, was the only survivor.

Investigators have found no evidence of drugs or alcohol involved.

Hubbard has admitted that his distraction and negligence caused the crash.

He is scheduled to be sentenced in September. He could face up to 14 years in prison.

BA tried to reach out to Mary Rose — the lone survivor — but she refused to comment.

Her brother, Daniel, spoke, on behalf of the family.

“14 years lang, parang hindi tama yun…and he might not get it that maximum so I don’t know — yung 14 years kulang pa. My heart still crying out for justice, the hatred is still there.”

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