(SEGUIN TOWNSHIP, ON) – The West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continues to investigate the fatal collision involving two vessels on Lake Joseph near Emerald Island in Seguin Township, which occurred on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m.
Gary POLTASH, age 64, from Florida, United States of America, was fatally injured at the scene.
On August 27, 2019, Susanne BRITO, age 48, from Uxbridge, Ontario, succumbed to her injuries in hospital.
Three other occupants from the boats involved, suffered injuries in the collision; all were treated and released from hospital.
TMZ reported that Kevin O’Leary was on the boat that crashed into the other one. He said in a statement to TMZ “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.”
“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.”
TMZ reports that O’Leary’s wife was driving the boat at the time of the crash and had passed an impairment test.
OPP are expected to release more information in the next couple days.
Any person with information regarding this incident or who may have been in the area of Emerald Island on Lake Joseph on August 24, 2019 is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).
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