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Guilty plea entered in crash that killed 5 in NJ family

June 5, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Maryland man involved in a Delaware collision that killed five members of a New Jersey family has pleaded guilty to several criminal charges.

Alvin Hubbard III of Cambridge pleaded guilty on Wednesday to five counts of operation of a motor vehicle causing death, and two counts of vehicular assault.

The charges carry no mandatory prison time but maximum combined sentences totaling 14 years.

The 45-year-old Hubbard was indicted last year on five counts of second-degree vehicular homicide, three counts of vehicular assault and other offenses.

Authorities said Hubbard operated his pickup truck in a criminally negligent manner when it crossed the median and was hit by the family’s minivan.

Mary Rose Ballocanag survived the crash, but her husband, Audie Trinidad of Teaneck, New Jersey, and their four daughters died.

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