Two off-duty New York City police officer, one who was a bridegroom celebrating his wedding date, were killed Sunday night after their vehicle gate-crashed into a tree in upstate New York, police said.

John M. Martinez, 39, and Michael Colangelo, 31, were pronounced dead at the site of the accident in Shandaken, about 72 miles southwest of Albany. Colangelo, a K9 officer, got married to his wife Katherine and hosted their reception at Full Moon Resort , not far from the disintegrate place, a state police spokesman told Fox News. Martinez was an officer at the 84 th Precinct in Brooklyn.

Martinez was driving the 2018 Maserati just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle “left the roadway and struck a large tree, ” New York state police said in a news release. The vehicle nullified and terminated up on its roof.

Michael Colangelo, 31, was an NYPD canine officer and got married on Sunday before the lethal auto gate-crash. ( NYPD Special Ops)

A third fare, who was not the bride but a family acquaintance of the bridegroom, was taken to the hospital with harms that were not life-threatening.

The trio were leaving the reception when the gate-crash arose. Police said they have not exhausted the cause of the crash.

Both men were from Long Island.

Colangelo and his wife were planning a honeymoon in Costa Rica before his tragic extinction Sunday, according to the Honeyfund page. They had asked clients to lend coin to their honeymoon.


“We know it’s not traditional but it would be a lot of enjoyable, to have some pieces on our uniting roll that will help us catch some sun! So if you’d like to give a knack to send us on our room, a donation to our honeymoon would really build our daytime! ” the couple wrote on their page.

They included, “Then while we’re tightening on the beach, or by the pond so blue-blooded, we’ll sit back and know that it is truly thanks to you !! ”

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending information digital make for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam


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