'Shark Tank' star Kevin O'Leary's wife Linda charged in fatal boat crash

'Shark Tank' star Kevin O'Leary's wife Linda charged in fatal boat crash

Sep 25, 2019

Ontario (Canada) Sept 25: The wife of "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary has been charged with "careless operation of a vessel" in connection with a boat accident that killed two people in Canada last month.
The Ontario Provincial Police told Fox News that Linda O'Leary was charged for the Aug. 24 accident, in which her smaller vessel struck a larger vessel in Ontario, Canada. Her court date is set for Oct. 29. A rep for Kevin O'Leary did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment.
According to TMZ, police obtained five videos from surveillance cameras which showed she was driving the boat at 17 mph around 11:30 p.m., which police told the outlet is not a safe speed.
The Ontario Provincial Police also charged Richard Ruh, who was on the vessel that was hit, with "failing to exhibit navigation lights while underway." Police told Fox News that the penalty for that is a ticket, but could not confirm how much the ticket is for.
A man identified as Gary Poltash, 64, died at the scene and a woman identified as Susanne Brito, 48, died of her injuries shortly after being taken to the hospital. The accident took place on Lake Joseph.
The "Shark Tank" star issued a statement following the accident.
"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," he said in a statement to TMZ at the time.
Source: Fox News