Colangelo was an NYPD canine officer and Martinez worked at Brooklyn’s 84th Precinct. They died late Sunday at about a mile from a resort where the wedding had taken place.Martinez was driving the rented 2018 Maserati. The car overturned and ended up on its roof. The two NYPD officers were likely not wearing seat belts, causing partial ejection. The speed was excessive. Police said they have not released the cause of the crash, but are investigating it as an accident. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shared a message of sympathy on Twitter: “Our entire city is keeping the families and loved ones of Officer John Martinez and Officer Michael Colangelo in our prayers.”
Colangelo and his wife were planning a honeymoon in Costa Rica before his tragic death Sunday. “We know it’s not traditional but it would be a lot of fun, to have some items on our wedding list that will help us catch some sun! So if you’d like to give a gift to send us on our way, a donation to our honeymoon would really make our day!” the couple wrote on their page ay Honeyfund.