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

Coast Guard: Barge in boat crash was properly lit

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.

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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