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Gary Poltash and Suzana Brito: Two passengers killed in ‘Shark Tank’ star Kevin O’Leary’s boat crash

Suzana Brito, 48, died from injuries she suffered in the boat crash,Gary Poltash, was struck in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.
Posted on August 29, 2019,at 7:58 AM
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Two passengers killed over the weekend in a collision with “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary‘s boat, according to reports.

Gary Poltash (64) and Suzana Brito, 48 (right) died in a boating accident involving Shark Tank star Kevin O'Leary and his wife Linda in Ontario, Canada, on Saturday night, the Toronto Sun reported.

Gary Poltash and Suzana Brito: Two passengers killed in ‘Shark Tank’ star Kevin O’Leary’s boat crash

Brito — who was referred to as Susanne in some reports — was aboard a 13-person vessel that was returning to a lake cottage around 11:30 p.m when it allegedly struck the reality show star’s boat, TMZ reported.

Gary Poltash, was struck in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. Brito was brought to a hospital, where she was kept alive so her organs could be harvested.

A source connected to the owner of the larger boat claimed that O'Leary's boat fled the scene after the collision, but a representative for the Shark Tank fixture said that it was the other boat that left the scene.

Kevin released a short statement trying to clear up the matter. 

'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,' Kevin wrote in a statement. '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.'

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