HORRIFIC: 4 killed in GSP accident identified as Lakewood residents; Victims were 2 brothers, a Lakewood DPW employee and a Marine [UPDATED]

The four killed in Wednesday morning’s accident on the Garden State Parkway, were Lakewood residents.

The New Jersey State Police are investigating the two-car crash that killed brothers Kevin Quispe-Prieto, 21, of Beachwood, N.J., and Jimmy Quispe-Prieto, 23, Victor Lugo, 24, and Robert Ordenana, 23, all of Lakewood, earlier this morning in Dover Township, Ocean County.

At 2:50 a.m., troopers responded to the report of a crash involving a sedan and a tanker truck southbound on the Garden State Parkway at milepost 81.5.

Based on the preliminary investigation, Kevin Quispe-Prieto was driving an Infiniti G37 sedan in the right lane when he struck the rear of the truck. As a result of the collision, all four occupants sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the truck sustained minor non-life-threatening injuries.

Robert is a U.S. Marine who had just returned from a tour overseas.


Victor, a family member of a Lakewood Police Officer, was an  employee of the Lakewood Department of Public Works, and was hoping to become a police officer. He had already gone through the Civil Service exam and was on the list, police say.

His mother, Evelyn, works for the Lakewood Township.

”I would like to express my sympathies to the families of the young men who were killed in the Parkway crash last night,” Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles told TLS. “Words cannot express the depth of this tragedy or bring comfort to their families and friends.”

The Mayor added, “I was touched by a text my daughter sent this morning. After relaying the story about the accident, she said she just wanted my wife and I to know she loves us because you never know what can happen. I think it is important for us to remember to never skip an opportunity to let someone know that you care about them and to treasure every second we have with our loved ones.”



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  1. Please respect the privacy of the families of the deceased parties. I cannot begin to imagine the pain they are enduring. Refrain from posting horrific photos that cause more pain. RIP. My deepest condolonces to the families, friends and community for this senseless horrific loss.

  2. All sending their condolences, please know it is appreciated. This is a hard time for all family involved, my family member is Victor and to know his parents lost a child is heartbreaking

  3. Rest In Peace and condolences to all families for the four young men who die in early morning hours following Christmas.. I know the feeling of losing someone it not going to be the same ,rest there’s souls amen!!!

  4. The mayor’s daughter said it all: Let the people you love know it now. Cherish the time spent together. You never know what tomorrow will bring. I think about that daily. So many small things we all worry about. I’m so sorry for the families involved. It’s hard to explain why these these things happen. You’re in our prayers.

  5. Although I don’t know any of the families, I am so sorry for your loss and pain. My prayers and condolences to all those families.

  6. Wow. What a tragedy. 4 young, hard-working, fine young men, snatched from us in their prime. There really are no words. Our heartfelt condolences to the families and may their loved ones, somehow, find the strength to go on.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families. May you be comforted and may you have the strength to get through this heartbreaking experience.

  8. may all the families be able to cope with this terrible tragedy. just caying arent trucks no allowed on the garden state pky? and travel on the turnpike

  9. Heard so many amazing things about these 4 young men taken in this horrific tragedy. May the families have comfort in knowing that these young men gave of themselves to others and inspired others to live like they lived. May God grant the families strength to get through this very difficult period. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

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