Bride, Best Man Both Drowned in Hudson Boat Crash

The groom was injured in the crash

Monday, Jul 29, 2013  |  Updated 8:29 PM EDT
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Authorities say a bride who was killed in a Hudson River boating crash two weeks before her wedding died from drowning and head injuries. Officials also said the barge into which the boat driver crashed was fully lit. Jen Maxfield reports.

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Authorities say a bride who was killed in a Hudson River boating crash two weeks before her wedding died from drowning and head injuries. Officials also said the barge into which the boat driver crashed was fully lit. Jen Maxfield reports.

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Authorities say a bride who was killed in a Hudson River boating crash two weeks before her wedding died from drowning and head injuries.

The bodies of Lindsey Stewart and Mark Lennon, who was her groom's best man, were pulled from the Hudson River over the weekend. The Rockland County medical examiner's office said Lennon also drowned but had minor injuries.

They were on a speedboat that collided with a moored construction barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge Friday night.

Stewart was set to marry Brian Bond, who was hurt in the crash, on Aug. 10.

Instead, her funeral is set for Thursday at the church where she was to be married.

A funeral home in Pearl River said the service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

The pilot of the boat, Jojo John, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in Stewart's death, and other charges. He is described as an acquaintance of the couple and authorities say there was probable cause he was intoxicated.

His lawyer has not returned a call. 

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