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For adults, 4 kids from NJ killed in Delaware crash of van, pick-up truck

The scene of a deadly car accident in the vicinity of Townsend, Del., that killed five people, including four children, and Friday, July 6, 2018.

(Fox 29 Philadelphia)

A deadly crash Friday in Delaware slain New Jersey family of one adult and four children, police said.

Blue and red tarpaulin that a white passenger car with its front end destroyed were seen in the photos from the scene of the fatal collision.

A deadly car accident in Delaware killed five people, including four children, and Friday, July 6, 2018.

(Fox 29 Philadelphia)

A southbound pick-up truck crossed the median and hit the northbound car, Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said, according to Philadelphia’s Fox 29.

The car came to a stop on the median, while the pickup truck continued to travel south in the northbound lanes and was hit by a van that New Jersey family, Jaffe said.

“I can’t imagine what they are going through. To lose four children in a crash is just something that is unheard of,” she said.

The other adult in the vehicle was taken to a hospital with a serious but non-life-threatening injuries, reports said.

Police didn’t immediately know the ages of the children, or what part of New Jersey in the family was, Jaffe said.

April Kinsey, a resident of the nearby neighborhood, told the News Journal of Wilmington that she covered her mouth when she heard of the severity of the car accident.

“It’s sad, but it doesn’t surprise me,” she said, adding that the stretch of the highway sees frequent crashes.

Tarps cover the extensive damage of the car to endure the deadly crash, Friday, July 6, 2018.

(Fox 29 Philadelphia)

The roof of the car appeared to have been cut by the rescue workers and lay upside down on the ground in the neighborhood.

“It is certainly heartbreaking. You can imagine that those of us who have family and children … I feel so bad for this family,” Jaffe said.

The two occupants of the pick-up truck and one of the occupants of the car were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

In the vicinity of the crash site, which is a maroon extended-cab pick-up truck with his passenger side caved in, Friday, July 6, 2018.

(Fox 29 Philadelphia)

In the vicinity of the crash site, which is a maroon extended-cab pick-up truck, which appeared to be a commercial vehicle, with its passenger side collapsed.

The multi-fatal crash happened around 3:45 a.m. on Route 1, the position of the major north-south arterial road, near Townsend, about 22 km northwest of Dover, Del.

Dozens of rescuers responded to the scene as authorities worked to clear debris, the News Journal reported.

The names of those who died in the crash were not immediately released.

It was also not immediately clear what the relationship of the victims were or where they went.

The Delaware State Police Collison Reconstruction Unit is investigating.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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