U.S. Coast Guard: Barge involved in speedboat crash was properly lit

The barge is currently being used to store construction equipment as part of the new Tappan Zee Bridge project.

OSSINING - The U.S. Coast Guard says the barge involved in a crash with a speedboat on Friday night was properly lit and in the correct spot.

The crash killed bride-to-be Lindsay Stewart and Marc Lennon, who was set the be the best man in her wedding next month. Four others were injured, including the groom-to-be.

The barge is currently being used to store construction equipment as part of the new Tappan Zee Bridge project.

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Regulations call for the lights from the barge to be visible from 1 nautical mile away, or a little more than a mile on land. The barge involved in the accident had 10 separate lights planted around the edges.

A Coast Guard spokesman says there are no plans to change any of the regulations that deal with lighting on those construction barges.  

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