UPDATE! Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary WIFE charged in fatal boat crash

 

Update: The wife of Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary has been charged with careless operation of a vessel in a fatal boat crash in Canada. Ontario police say 56-year-old Linda O’Leary is scheduled to appear in court on October 29. Two boats crashed August 24 on Lake Joseph near Seguin, Ontario, killing 64-year-old Gary Poltash of Florida and a 48-year-old woman identified as Susanne Brito, a mother of three. Police have also charged 67-year-old Richard Ruh of Orchard Park, New York, with failing to exhibit navigation lights while underway. Ruh was the operator of the other boat.… The maximum penalty O’Leary faces is 18 months imprisonment or a $1 million fine

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Canadian businessman and reality Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary was involved in a fatal boating incident over the weekend. Two people died, including one woman who succumbed to her injuries in hospital following the two vessel collision. Three other people on the boats involved were injured, treated and released from hospital. Ontario police are currently investigating the incident. A 64-year old American man from Florida was killed at the scene and a 48-year-old woman from Ontario died in hospital on Tuesday. The collision took place on a lake in southern Ontario on Saturday about 11:30 PM.

… In a statement O’Leary said: “On late Saturday night I was a passenger in a boat that was involved in a tragic collision with another watercraft that had no navigation lights on and then fled the scene.” He offered his “heartfelt prayers and condolences to the victims, the families and those affected by this loss” and said he was fully co-operating with the investigating authorities.

 

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