Photographs have emerged of the fatalities of a boat accident involving Shark Tank star Kevin O & Leary and his wife in Ontario, Canada.
The mother of three Suzana Brito, 48, from Ontario, was reportedly on a ventilator and suffered brain damage in the Saturday night accident, but succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday.
She was on the same boat as the 64-year-old Gary Poltash from Florida, who died when the smaller ship from O & Leary crashed on theirs. Poltash was hit in the head of the larger boat and died immediately.
O & # 39; Leary, 65, told TMZ that he was a passenger on his boat that was driven by his wife and claimed that the other vessel had not lit his lights when they collided around 11:30 pm.
Gary Poltash (64) and Suzana Brito, 48 (right), died on Saturday evening in a boat accident with Shark Tank star Kevin O & Leary and his wife Linda in Ontario, Canada
Kevin O & # 39; Leary & # 39; s wife Linda drove the boat with Kevin in the passenger seat when their boat hit a smaller ship, whose passengers were Gary Poltash and Suzana Brito
Brito, 48, from Uxbridge, Ontario, died in the hospital on Monday after he was kept after the accident so that her organs could be harvested.
Holly Canivec, a lifelong friend, claimed that the gesture of organ donation is typical of Brito. She told me Toronto Sun. that Canivec & # 39; beautiful inside and out & # 39; used to be.
She added: & # 39; She was a wonderful mother and her children were her life. It sounds like a cliché, but no one would ever have anything negative to say about her. & # 39; Many, many people have been destroyed by this. & # 39;
Canivec met Brito when the couple worked as students in a restaurant in Kingston, Ontario. She claimed that Brito liked to travel and enjoy tennis, but especially that she enjoyed raising her three young children, nine, 11 and 13 years old.
& # 39; She was very involved in their activities and always told me about doing things with the kids. & # 39;
In a statement to the Toronto Sun, the mayor of Uxbridge said that Brito and her family were active members of the community.
# We mourn her loss together with her family and friends. On behalf of the Township of Uxbridge, I offer our deepest condolences to her loved ones who are left behind. & # 39;
Barton claimed that Brito & # 39; energy and enthusiasm & # 39; who would be missed.
Gary Poltash, 64, who died immediately in the accident, had retired after his career as an accountant to Belleair Beach, a community near Clearwater, Florida.
Suzana Brito, 48, from Uxbridge, Ontario, died in the hospital on Monday, after being sustained after the accident so that her organs could be harvested
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
His brother Larry claimed that his brother's adult son and daughter will travel to Canada in the coming days to establish the facts of their father's death.
Larry told me Windsor Star that the driver of the boat his brother was on was a doctor and claimed that he was & # 39; cool, calm and collected – he did not panic & # 39 ;.
He said that Gary worked for a large accounting firm for about ten years before he left independently with a property tax company.
According to representatives from O & # 39; Leary, the ship of the reality star was driven by his wife and a third woman was on board.
According to the source of the larger boat, eight passengers were present on Saturday evening.
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
Linda often publishes photos of Lake Joseph, including this photo of her driving the boat while a young woman is standing behind her wakeboards
Linda O & # 39; Leary received a DUI test after the accident and passed. There is still no word from the police if alcohol is involved in any way in the collision
The police are not expected to release the names of the parties involved unless criminal prosecution is initiated.
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 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;
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
Life in the lake: the reality star has often posted about his love of boating and his house on the water, including this photo that was taken last month
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 described it as a & # 39; wakeboarding boat & # 39 ;.
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 ;
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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