The driver of a truck that killed a Filipino family in the United States last July has pleaded guilty to seven charges.
The Filipino family was traveling along the Delaware Highway on their way home to New Jersey when a pickup truck driven by a 44-year-old man crashed into their van, Delaware Online reported.
Mary Rose Trinidad was the sole survivor of the crash while her husband Audie, and their four daughters, succumbed to their injuries.
On Wednesday, Alvin Hubbard III, the driver of the truck, pleaded guilty to five counts of operating a vehicle causing death, one for each person killed and for second-degree and third-degree vehicular assault.
Investigators found no evidence of drugs or alcohol involved. But Hubbard admitted that his lack of attention and negligent driving caused the family’s deaths and injuries.
Hubbard will be handed his sentence in September and could face up to 14 years in prison and a fine of US$3,450.