A 40-year-old Medford woman was killed a in three-vehicle chain-reaction crash in Farmingville on Saturday morning.

Suffolk County police said Franklyn Martinez was driving a Toyota northbound on Old Medford Avenue when he struck at the corner of Horseblock Road an eastbound Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Joseph Pedro, whose truck then hit a westbound Chevrolet driven by Jennifer Colon at 6:38 a.m.

Colon was pronounced dead at the scene. Pedro, 16, of Farmingville, and 23-year-old Martinez of Central Islip, were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Sixth Squad detectives impounded the vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask any witnesses to call them at 631-854-8652.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.