YONKERS - Today marks one year since a joyful pre-wedding boat cruise on the Hudson River turned into a tragedy that took the life of the bride-to-be and a groomsman.

Lindsay Stewart and her fiance's best friend, Mark Lennon, were killed when the boat they were riding on with others smashed into a construction barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

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The boat's driver, JoJo John, who was intoxicated at the time, pleaded guilty in June to vehicular manslaughter charges.

The area around the bridge still remains a dangerous zone, although a heavy police presence makes access more difficult for boaters.

John faces up to two years in prison when he is sentenced to September.