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O'Leary's Wife Charged & One Other Operator Charged In Relation To Boat Crash

Posted: 2019-09-24 15:07:25 By: hbr

The OPP  charged two people in relation to the collision between two boats on Lake Joseph last month. The collision that claimed two lives and injured three other people near Emerald Island on Lake Joseph on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

After completing a thorough investigation police charged 56 year old Linda O'LEARY, wife of TV personality Kevin O’Leary, who was reported as a passenger on one of the vessels.

O’Leary faces charges of Careless Operation of a Vessel.   She is scheduled to appear in Provincial Offences Court in Parry Sound on October 29, 2019.

57 year old Richard Ruh, of Orchard Park, New York State, is charged with Failing to Exhibit Navigation Lights while Underway.

As the Canada Shipping Act is a federal responsibility, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) will be managing the ensuing court processes.

A 64-year-old man from Florida died at the scene, while a 48-year-old woman from Uxbridge, Ont., died in hospital a few days later.

Linda O’Leary’s lawyer, Brian Greenspan, said what happened was “a terrible tragedy.”