PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The stepfather of a bride-to-be killed in a boating accident on New York's Hudson River says no one aboard saw the construction barge before crashing into it.
Walter Kosik tells The Journal News (http://lohud.us/1ckOoOe ) he spoke with his daughter's fiance, Brian Bond, who says the barge's anchor lights were dim and obscured by a glare from the Tappan (TAP'-uhn) Zee Bridge.
Bond was to marry Lindsey Stewart on Aug. 10. His best man also died.
Bond told Kosik that passengers had about one alcoholic beverage each before Friday's crash. He says boat operator Jojo John had a few drinks but wasn't drunk.
John was charged with vehicular homicide. His lawyer calls the crash "a tragedy."
The New York State Thruway Authority says the barge lighting appeared to be functioning normally.
Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com
Created: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:15:26 EST
Updated: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:15:26 EST