Four dead as car plows into tanker truck on New Jersey highway

WABC-TV(BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J.) -- Four people are dead after a sedan plowed into the back of a tanker truck in New Jersey overnight on Wednesday.

The accident took place just before 3 a.m. on the Garden State Parkway in Berkeley Township, and four people in the white Nissan Infiniti died, New Jersey State Police said.

All four were pronounced dead on the scene.

Photos from the scene showed the roof of the car was sheared off as it ran into the back of the tanker.

The driver of the tanker truck was not injured, police said.

The oil truck belongs to Taylor Oil Co., which is headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey.

Authorities were still on the scene four hours later, removing the car from under the truck.

Two lanes were closed for hours, backing up traffic during the morning commute, as police investigated the accident.

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