Four people are dead following an early-morning accident along the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County, according to New Jersey State Police.

Troopers responded to the crash that involved a tanker truck and Infiniti G37, both traveling southbound, at milepost 81.5 in Dover Township shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said Kevin Quispe-Prieto, 21, of Beachwood, was driving the car and struck the back of the tanker, fatally injuring himself and the three other passengers in the vehicle.

Authorities identified the other victims as Jimmy Quispe-Prieto, 23; Victor Lugo, 24; and Robert Ordenana, 23, all of Lakewood. The four were pronounced dead on the scene, according to state police.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the accident. The investigation prompted a lane closure Wednesday.