Families of Hudson crash victims seek lighthouse

NANUET, N.Y. (AP) — The families of two people killed after their powerboat slammed into a barge in the dark waters of the Hudson River are launching a memorial fund for a new lighthouse.

The families of Lindsey Stewart and Mark Lennon hope the lighthouse could save others’ lives.

The two were killed July 26. Four others, including Stewart’s fiance, were injured. The construction barge was beneath the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Stewart’s mother, Carol Stewart-Kosik, and Lennon’s brother, Raymond, tell The Journal News (http://lohud.us/1cKfrTg ) they’re planning a Web page to promote the lighthouse fundraising effort.

Stewart-Kosik says this week will be hell for the families. The wedding was to have taken place Saturday. Lennon was supposed to be the best man.

Now, Stewart-Kosik says, “we’re just going to surround ourselves with family.”

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Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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