Touching stories: Friends recall 4 people killed in horrific parkway crash

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TOMS RIVER -

Friends are recalling two brothers and two friends who died in a crash early Wednesday morning on the Garden State Parkway.

The friends tell the Asbury Park Press that the driver, 21-year-old Kevin Quispe-Prieto, had worked six or seven days a week over the summer to save up to buy a white Infinity G37 sedan.

The car slammed into the back of a tanker truck, pinning the car underneath, killing Quispe-Prieto, his brother Jimmy, 23, and two friends, Robert Ordenana, 23, and Victor Lugo, 24.

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Ordenana served as a rifleman in the United States Marine Corps for nearly four years.

Lugo worked for the Lakewood Public Works Department and wanted to become a police officer.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at the John Patrick Sports Complex in Lakewood.

The vigil was organized by Brenden Downey, a close friend of victim Victor Lugo.

Downey tells News 12 New Jersey Lugo was an amazing athlete and an amazing uncle to his nieces and nephews.

The four friends were seen smiling and having a good time earlier in the evening in Snapchat videos.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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