Just days before the wedding the bride-to-be,Lindsey Stewart and the groom,
Brian Bond's best man, Mark Lennon, were killed after a boat they
were in crashed into a barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge. Not only were
two killed in this tragic accident but four were critically injured, including
the soon-to-be groom.
The boat was driven by a member of the wedding party, Jojo John. John has
been charged with vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault. Although
the toxicology reports are not in, police suspect alcohol may have been
a reason for the accident.
Other boaters and passangers of the boat claim that the barge was poorly
lit. However, accoarding to the U.S. Coast Guard the barge was equipped
with the required lights. Since the accident dozens of extra LED lights
were affixed to all of the barges that now are "above and beyond
U.S. Coast Guard requirements", says an official at the New York
State Thurway Authority.
There is an investigation on the crash that will include the boat's
speed, tide and weather conditions, John's toxicology report and the
Our condolences go out to the friends and family members of the victims.