MUSKOKA LAKES, ON- Kevin O’Leary has confirmed that he was on a boat involved in a fatal collision off Emerald Island last weekend.
The crash occurred near Emerald Island in Seguin Township around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night. One man, a 64 year old from Florida, was fatally injured.
A 48-year-old woman from Markham also sustained critical injuries, and was taken to hospital.
Earlier reporting on the incident can be found here: https://www.mymuskokanow.com/93819/kevin-olearys-boat-involved-in-fatal-lake-joseph-crash-report/
On Tuesday, the well-known Shark Tank judge told American tabloid TMZ that he was a passenger in a boat involved in the collision. He told the publication that the other, larger vessel, which had held the deceased man and injured woman, did not have navigation lights on at the time of the crash.
He also said it fled the scene of the accident, and that he was fully cooperating with the authourities.
“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,” O’Leary was quoted as saying.
“My thoughts are with all the families affected.”
TMZ also cited a representative for O’Leary, who told the outlet that O’Leary’s wife was driving the boat at the time of the crash, and later passed a DUI test given the same night.
Another woman was also in O’Leary’s vessel, and suffered injuries. She was given stitches at the hospital, and released.
O’Leary’s representative also maintained it was the other vessel that fled the scene. The publication’s earlier reporting had cited a source close to the owner of the larger vessel, who had said that O’Leary’s boat had fled.
No criminal charges have been filed in the case at this time.