Maryland man who caused deadly crash that killed five members of same family gets away with just one-year probation
Alvin Hubbard, 46, was crying throughout the sentencing and he faces 14 years in prison if he did not satisfy the terms of probation.
A Maryland man who had driven his pickup truck across a median and had killed five members of a Trinidad family was sentenced to a year in probation.
The sentencing had taken place on November 1 in front of Judge Calvin L. Scott Jr. who had sentenced 46-year-old Alvin Hubbard lll and said he faced 14 years in prison if he did not satisfy the terms of probation. The horrific car crash that occurred last year took the lives of Audie Trinidad, 61, and his daughters, Kaitlyn, 20, Danna, 17, and twins Allison and Melissa, 13.
The lone survivor of the crash, Mary Rose Ballocanag (2nd from L in the above picture) had earlier asked the judge to impose the 14-year prison sentence. Prosecutors had pushed for one year. During the sentencing, Ballocanag and other family and friends were seen sobbing. As reported by NorthJersey.com, "His one life will never be enough for the five people he killed."
Hubbard was also seen crying throughout the sentencing and declined to speak when asked. On Friday, Ballocanag approached a lectern to address the court. She spoke about the injuries that she had sustained when Hubbard's car had rammed into her family's SUV. After eight surgeries, she is unable to use her hands and legs and will never be able to work as a nurse again.
"But my physical pain is nothing compared to the mental pain and anguish of losing my entire family", she added. When she finished, she turned to Hubbard and lifted a picture of her late husband and daughters. "I want you to look at their faces. So when you look at your children, you will see the pieces of my children and my husband", she said.
During a press conference, Ballocanag said, "Now that they're all gone, I have nothing to look forward to but justice for them." Hubbard was indicted in November 2018 on five counts of second-degree vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular assault.