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Driver gets probation for crash that killed 5 in Teaneck family

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A Maryland man involved in a Delaware collision that killed five members of a Teaneck family has been sentenced to one year of probation.

Alvin Hubbard III of Cambridge was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in June to five misdemeanor counts of operating a motor vehicle causing death and two misdemeanor counts of vehicular assault in the crash that killed Audie Trinidad and his four daughters. Trinidad’s wife Mary Rose Ballocanag was the only one to survive but was hospitalized for weeks.

The judge gave Hubbard, 46, the maximum combined sentence of 14 years but suspended the prison time for a year of probation. Prosecutors sought a six-month sentence.

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Hubbard was initially charged with 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 in July 2018.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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