'Shark Tank's' Kevin O'Leary 'devastated' by boating accident that killed 2 in Ontario

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary attends the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary attends the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

"Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary was involved in a boating accident in Ontario, Canada, that left a man and woman dead.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Lake Joseph, according to the Ontario Provincial Police.

O'Leary was on the boat with his wife and a third person when it reportedly rammed into a larger boat, went over its bow and struck a man in the head, according to TMZ.

The man on the other boat, a 64-year-old from Florida, was killed, according to Ontario police. A 48-year-old woman from Markham, Ontario, who was also on the larger boat, was critically injured. She died on Wednesday. 

O'Leary said in a statement that he was "devastated" by the crash and sent his "heartfelt prayers and condolences" to the victims and their families.

"On late Saturday night I was a passenger in a boat that was involved in a tragic collision with another watercraft that had no navigation lights on and then fled the scene," he said.

"Out of respect for the victims' families and to fully support the ongoing investigation I feel it is inappropriate to make further comments at this time," O'Leary added.

According to TMZ, O'Leary owns the boat involved in Saturday's collision. The vessel was seized by police for forensic testing, the outlet reported.

TMZ also reported that O'Leary's wife, Linda, was driving the boat at the time of the accident, and she was administered a DUI test and passed.

A police spokesperson said the collision remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.


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