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'Shark Tank' Star Kevin O'Leary Involved In Fatal Boat Accident

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Aug. 28 2019, Updated 3:22 p.m. ET

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Shark Tank investor Kevin O'Leary and his wife Laura were involved in a boat accident that killed two people and injured three others. The incident occurred on Lake Joseph in Ontario, Canada on Saturday, August 24.

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According to reports, the accident happened around 11:30 PM when Kevin's speedboat rammed into a larger boat.

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The vessel was sent directly over the other boat's bow, striking a male passenger in the head and killing him instantly.

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The man, Gary Poltash, was a 64-year-old man from Florida. Susanne Brito, a 48-year-old Canadian citizen, suffered from significant brain damage before passing away on Tuesday, August 27.

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Three other individuals were also injured, treated at the hospital and released. Two were on the same boat as the fatalities and the other individual was on Kevin's boat.

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Kevin's wife, Laura, was driving their boat during the time of the accident. She was given a DUI test and passed.

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While there were some conflicting reports, the ABC star's rep confirmed that it was the other boat who fled the scene — not his.

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"Late Saturday night I was a passenger in a boat that had a tragic collision with another craft that had no navigation lights on and then fled the scene of the accident. I am fully cooperating with authorities," Kevin, 65, told reporters.

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"Out of respect for the families who have lost loved ones and to fully support the ongoing investigation, I feel it is inappropriate to make further comments at this time. My thoughts are with all the families affected," he added.

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