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UPDATE: Driver Charged in Boat Crash on NY River

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July 27, 2013

UPDATE:

PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) - The driver of a speedboat carrying a bride-to-be and five others that crashed on New York's Hudson River late Friday night has been charged with vehicular manslaughter.

Rockland County Sheriff's Department Chief William Barbera said Saturday 35-year-old Jojo John of Nyack was also charged with vehicular assault. Barbera says John may have operating the boat while intoxicated.

Earlier Saturday, a body matching the description of 30-year-old Lindsey Stewart, of Piermont, was found in the water. Stewart was set to be married Aug. 10.

Rescuers are still trying to locate her fiance's best man, 30-year-old Mark Lennon. The search for him was suspended Saturday evening.

Officials say the groom-to-be and three others were hospitalized after the boat carrying six friends crashed into a construction barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge.


PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a female body has been pulled from New York's Hudson River near where a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man went missing after a boat crash.

Officials stopped short Saturday of saying whether they had recovered the body of 30-year-old Lindsey Stewart, of Piermont. Stewart's mother says she plunged into the river after the accident late Friday.

The best man also went missing after the wreck.

Stewart was set to be married Aug. 10.

Officials say four people were hospitalized after a speedboat carrying six friends crashed into a construction barge in a nighttime accident near the Tappan Zee Bridge.


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