CAMBRIDGE — A judge in Delaware sentenced Alvin Hubbard of East New Market to a maximum combined sentence of 14 years, with all prison time suspended for a year of probation. Hubbard received the sentence for a fatal July 2018 crash that killed five.

In June, Hubbard pled guilty to five counts of operation of a motor vehicle causing death, vehicular assault in the second and two counts of third degree vehicular assault. The accident occurred on Delaware Route 1 where Hubbard and a co-worker were traveling south, home from work, when his vehicle crossed the median striking two vehicles.

A family of six, was in their minivan traveling northbound on Del. 1 on their way home from Ocean City. Only the mother survived the crash.

Delaware State Police took several months to investigate the crash and charged Hubbard with five counts of second-degree vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular assault, as well as charges of inattentive driving, driving across a median and failing to obey traffic devices. The charges said he did not give “full time and attention” while driving. A statement from Hubbard’s attorney identify a coughing spell to have been the reason Hubbard initially left the roadway.

Reports from inside the courtroom said Hubbard wept intermittently during the sentencing hearing. When given a chance to speak, he tearfully declined.

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