Driver Charged in Fatal Boat Crash on Hudson River

7:13 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
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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.

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