A fifth teenager has died from injuries sustained during a tragic head-on crash Saturday in Farmingdale, police said Monday.

Seventeen-year-old Cody Talanian, of Farmingdale, was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. Sunday at Nassau University Medical Center, according to Nassau County police homicide detectives.

Talanian is the latest casualty of the horrific collision that claimed the lives of four other teenagers on Saturday, May 10 at 12:04 a.m., when, detectives said, their 2001 Nissan traveling westbound on Conklin Street crossed into the eastbound lanes and was struck by a GMC Suburban.

The impact of the collision resulted in two male passengers being ejected, police said, with three passengers and the driver killed upon impact and another victim pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The 53-year-old driver of the Suburban and his female passenger have been listed in serious condition.

The names of the deceased are as follows—all were current or former students of Farmingdale High School:


• Tristan K. Reichle, 17, of Farmingdale
• Jesse J, Romero, 18, of South Farmingdale
• Carly Lonborg, 14, of South Farmingdale
• Noah Francis, 15, of Farmingdale
• Cody Talanian, 17, of Farmingdale

Friends and family members have created makeshift memorials near the crash site in remembrance of the victims. Multitudes from the community packed a Mother’s Day prayer vigil for the teenagers at St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church Sunday.

Police said the investigation into what led the teens to veer into the oncoming lane is still ongoing.


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