NEW YORK (KTLA) — The driver of a boat that was carrying a wedding party when it struck a barge was arrested and charged Saturday after a body believed to be that of the bride-to-be was found.
Jojo K. John, 35, was arraigned on one count of first-degree vehicular manslaughter and three counts of second-degree vehicular assault, according to Robert Van Cura, undersheriff of the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities recovered a body Saturday during the search for victims on the Hudson River, officials said.
Lindsey Stewart, 30, and her wedding party were boating near the Tappan Zee Bridge 25 miles north of New York City when their water craft struck a construction barge on Friday at 10:30 p.m.
All six people on the 21-foot Stingray motor boat were thrown into the water, police said.
Four were injured, including the groom, 35-year-old Brian Bond.
The air and water search for Mark Lennon, who was supposed to be the best man at the wedding, was suspended on Saturday evening and was planned to resume Sunday morning.
“She is supposed to be married in two weeks from today,” Lindsey’s mother, Carol told WABC-TV. “It can’t end like this.”
The couple’s wedding was to take place on Aug. 10.