PICTURED: Four people – including a 23-year-old Marine – killed in a tragic road accident after their car plowed into a tanker truck on New Jersey highway
- Four men were killed in a car accident on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway
- Kevin Quispe-Prieto, 21, was driving a white Nissan Infiniti Wednesday at 3am with his brother Jimmy, 23, Victor Lugo, 24, and US Marine Robert Ordenana, 23
- The Nissan was crushed when it rear-ended a tanker trunk
- All four men were pronounced dead at the scene, the truck driver is uninjured
A horrific accident involving a car and tanker truck has left four people dead, including a Marine.
A white Nissan Infiniti was traveling at a high speed on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway before 3am Wednesday when it plowed into the back of a tanker truck.
All four people in the sedan – Kevin Quispe-Prieto, 21, his brother Jimmy, 23, Victor Lugo, 24, and US Marine Robert Ordenana, 23 – were pronounced dead at the scene.
Photos of the accident show the front end of the car completely mangled and underneath the truck.
Four men were killed in a car accident on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway, the car is pictured being cleared from the road Wednesday morning
Kevin Quispe-Prieto, 21, (right) was driving a white Nissan Infiniti that crashed, killing him and US Marine Robert Ordenana, 23 (left)
Jimmy Quispe-Prieto, 23, (left) and Victor Lugo, 24, (right) were among the four people killed in the crash
The truck driver suffered minor injuries, according to police.
He called 911 to report someone had hit him from behind, but did not realize the extent of the accident.
His name has not been released, but the truck he was driving belongs to Taylor Oil, Co., with its headquarters in Somerville, New Jersey.
NBC New York reports 21-year-old Quispe-Prieto, who graduated last year from Ocean County College with a degree in computer science, was the driver.
The accent occurred Wednesday just before 3am in Berkeley Township
All four men were pronounced dead at the scene, the truck driver is uninjured
According to the Department of Defense, US Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ordenana was a rifleman with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa.
Law enforcement sources tell NBC New York that the particular stretch of the highway where the accident happened is notorious for speeding-related crashes.
Sources say speeding drivers approach a hump in the roadway and can’t see the vehicles ahead of them which then causes them to rear-end vehicles moving at the appropriate speed limit on the other side of the hump.
The Nissan was crushed when it plowed into the back of a tanker trunk