A devastating boat accident for one group of friends leaves two dead and four others injured.
On Friday night, their boat collided with a construction barge on the Hudson River. As our Eva McKend reports, the tragic crash happened less than two weeks before the wedding of two passengers on board.
ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Rockland County Sheriff said he's confident a body found in the Hudson River is that of Mark Lennon, 30.
Lennon was one of six people aboard a boat that crashed into a group of construction barges near the Tappan Zee Bridge late Friday Night.
The driver of the boat, Jojo John, of Nyack, is being charged with vehicular manslaughter. He's also facing three charges of vehicular assault, after police suspect John was intoxicated while operating the boat that night.
On Saturday, police recovered a woman's body near the Tappan Zee Marina. She has been tentatively identified by police as Lindsey Stewart, 30, of Piermont. Stewart was supposed to be married on August 10th. Lennon was supposed to be the best man.
The tragic accident is now raising questions about proper lighting on the construction barge.
"It's not well lit at night, it's very dimly lit, and boats that do not have radars cannot see that barge," said Nancy Luciana, a Piermont resident.
Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco added, "Between ourselves and the New York State Police, we will determine if those barges are properly lit."
Falco also said the focus must be coming together during this tragic time.
"These things devastate and leave wounds, but I think in a lot of ways it makes you stronger," said Falco.
Reverend David Lothrop said, "They are very close families, they have a lot of support, and I know as a community everyone will support them."