“Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary was involved in a boat crash over the weekend that left one person dead and one critically injured.
This sounds … quite serious:
“The accident happened on Lake Joseph late Saturday, around 11:30 PM when a smaller boat — owned by O’Leary — rammed into a larger boat … going directly over its bow and striking a male passenger in the head, killing him instantly.” https://t.co/M8M7MUKH2u
— Luke LeBrun (@_llebrun) August 28, 2019
“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,” O’Leary said in a statement. “I am fully cooperating with authorities.”
Since O’Leary’s wife was driving the boat at the time she was given a DUI test and passed. A third person in the media personality’s boat was injured and taken to the hospital. A male passenger aboard the other boat was struck in the head and immediately died. Another passenger was taken to the hospital in critical condition. (RELATED: ‘Shark Tank’ Star Accidentally Books Event At Strip Club, Later Cancels It)
O’Leary claimed the other boat fled the scene after the crash, but a source with a connection to the other boat accused the “Shark Tank” star of fleeing the scene.
O’Leary’s rep claimed they are searching for footage that shows the boat the star crashed into didn’t have its lights on.
‘Shark Tank’ star Kevin O’Leary’s boat involved in fatal crash
“Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary w…
— GoCeeps (@GoCeeps) August 28, 2019
“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 added. “My thoughts are with all the families affected.”