Kevin O & # 39; Leary of Shark Tank involved in a fatal boat accident in Ontario when his smaller vessel hit a larger boat and flew over the top, hit a male passenger in a head and killed him
Kevin O & # 39; Leary & # 39; s love for boating became tragic on Saturday when the Shark Tank star was involved in a fatal boat accident in Ontario, Canada, where one man was killed and another was seriously injured.
The Canadian businessman, 65, told TMZ that he was a passenger on his boat and claimed that the other vessel did not have his light on when they collided around 11.30 am.
Fatal Accident: Kevin O & Leary of Shark Tank was involved in a fatal boat accident in Ontario, Canada late Saturday night when his boat crashed into a larger vessel, killing one person and injuring another; shown in January
According to representatives from O & # 39; Leary, his wife's boat was driven by his wife and a third woman was on board.
The trio sailed on Lake Joseph when his boat hit a larger boat.
The smaller vessel flew over the top of the larger boat and hit a male passenger in the head and killed him.
The police are not expected to release the names of the parties involved unless criminal prosecution is initiated.
According to a representative from O & # 39; Leary, the boat was driven by his wife, who passed a DUI test after the crash. A third woman was also on board and was treated for minor injuries
A source associated with the owner of the larger boat claimed that O & Leary's boat had fled the scene after the collision, but a representative from the Shark Tank line-up said it was the other boat that created the scene left.
Kevin also issued a brief statement to resolve the matter.
& # 39; Late Saturday night I was a passenger in a boat that had a tragic collision with another vessel without navigation lights and then fled the scene of the accident & # 39 ;, Kevin wrote in a statement. & # 39; I fully cooperate with authorities. & # 39;
& # 39; Out of respect for the families who have lost loved ones and to fully support the ongoing investigation, I find it inappropriate to make further comments at this time. My thoughts are with all affected families. & # 39;
Opening: & # 39; I sat in a boat on Saturday night that had a tragic collision with another vessel without navigation lights and then fled the accident, & # 39; Kevin wrote in a statement. & # 39; I fully cooperate with authorities & # 39 ;; still from Shark Tank
The representative of O & # 39; Leary further said that after the accident his wife received a DUI test and passed.
They also claimed that the third person in their boat was injured in the collision and got stitches in the hospital before being released.
Kevin & # 39; s boat was reportedly towed to the marina on Monday and seized for police forensic investigation.
Multiple sources familiar with the incident pointed to the possible absence of navigation lights as a crucial factor in determining the error before the crash.
It is unclear which of the businessman's two boats were involved, although a witness said it was a & # 39; wakeboarding boat & # 39; called.
In an Instagram post from the end of August in 2018, O & # 39; Leary shared a photo of his & # 39; BatBoat & # 39 ;, with the addition that he & # 39; would be surfing a storm on this beast this weekend & # 39 ;
Conflicting statements: a source associated with the owner of the larger boat said that Kevin & # 39; s boat had fled the scene, but he claimed it was the larger boat that actually left after the crash
According to the source of the larger boat, eight passengers were present on Saturday evening.
The dead man was reportedly a 64-year-old man from Florida and the injured woman was a 48-year-old Canadian.
She is reportedly on a respirator and suffered brain damage during the accident.
There is still no word from the police if alcohol is involved in any way in the collision.
Life in the lake: the reality star has often posted about his love of boating and his house on the water
O & # 39; Leary and his wife share a lake house near the site of the accident.
He shared a photo of the area to Instagram in July with the tree line on the water's edge.
& # 39; I call this the & # 39; Wedge & # 39 ;, it is a natural phenomenon that is located where our house is on the lake! Simply beautiful! & # 39;
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