Celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary involved in fatal boat crash, reports say

Celebrity businessman Kevin O'Leary involved in fatal boat crash, reports say

SEGUIN TOWNSHIP, Ont. — Media reports says celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary was on a boat involved in a crash that left two people dead in Ontario’s cottage country last weekend.

O’Leary issued a statement to TMZ saying he was a passenger in the boat when the collision took place on Saturday night. 

A representative for O’Leary told the celebrity website that the former “Dragon’s Den” star’s wife was driving the boat at the time.

Provincial police say two boats crashed on Saturday on Lake Joseph near Seguin, Ont., killing a Florida man identified as 64-year-old Gary Poltash.

The force says a 48-year-old woman, identified as Susanne Brito of Uxbridge, Ont., died in hospital on Tuesday.

Police have not identified those on the other boat involved and say no charges have been laid in the investigation so far.

O’Leary’s statement says he’s fully co-operating with police while his representative says O’Leary’s wife passed a breathalyzer test.

O’Leary stars in the ABC show “Shark Tank” and ran last year for the leadership of the federal Conservatives but later dropped out.

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