August 28, 2019 / 7:34 PM / 3 months ago

Shark Tank star involved in Canada boating accident that killed two

FILE PHOTO: Conservative Party of Canada's leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary speaks at a news conference in Toronto, Canada April 26, 2017. O'Leary announced his withdrawal from the race and his support for Maxime Bernier. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill/File Photo

TORONTO (Reuters) - Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary said on Wednesday he was involved in a boat crash in Canada that resulted in two deaths.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said the incident happened late Saturday night on Lake Joseph, in the Muskoka area of Ontario.

Police said a 64-year-old Florida man was killed instantly and that an Ontario woman, 48, succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday. The three other occupants of the boat that was hit were treated and released from a hospital.

A spokesman for O’Leary told NBC News that O’Leary’s wife was driving the boat he was in when it struck the other boat.

O’Leary, a venture capitalist who made a brief foray into Canadian federal politics, said in a statement reported by CBC that he was a passenger on a boat that was “involved in a tragic collision with another watercraft that had no navigation lights on and then fled the scene.”

Reporting by Moira Warburton; Editing by Bill Berkrot

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