(Shandaken, NY) -- Two NYPD officers from Long Island are dead after a crash in Ulster County on one of the officers' wedding day.
State Police say their “investigation at the scene revealed that a 2018 Maserati, being operated by John M. Martinez, left the roadway and struck a large tree before overturning and coming to rest on it's roof." Michael Colangelo, the groom, and Martinez were killed in the crash and a third occupant was injured. It happened in Shandaken around 11:30 last night on Oliveria Road.
"Newsday" reports Colangelo had been married earlier that day at a Catskills wedding venue Full Moon Resort. The 31-year-old Colangelo was a canine officer from Huntington Station, while 39-year-old Martinez lived in Hauppauge and worked as an officer in Brooklyn.
“The State Police were assisted at the scene by the Town of Shandaken PD, Ulster County Sheriff's Office, NYC DEP, Big Indian FD, Pine Hill FD, Oliveria FD, Phonecia FD, and Shandaken EMS.”
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