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Man charged in fatal boat crash in N.Y.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The powerboat pilot involved in a Hudson River crash that killed a bride-to-be and her fiance’s best man was drunk at the time, according to an indictment unveiled Thursday.

Defense lawyers said poor lighting on the barge, not intoxication, caused the crash.

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Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe disclosed the indictment against Jojo John, 35, of Nyack, who was among six people on the 19-foot Stingray when it hit a construction barge on the night of July 26. The crash occurred just south of the Tappan Zee Bridge off Piermont, north of New York City.

The crash threw two occupants, Lindsey Stewart of Piermont and Mark Lennon of Pearl River, both 30, into the river, where both drowned. John and three others, including the groom-to-be, were injured. Stewart’s wedding was two weeks away.

Among the 18 charges are vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, vehicular assault, and operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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