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NewsAlert: Linda O’Leary found not guilty of careless driving in fatal boat crash

Written by on September 14, 2021

Linda O’Leary has been found not guilty of careless operation of a vessel in a boat crash that killed two people in central Ontario two years ago.

O’Leary, the wife of celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary, was charged under the Canada Shipping Act following the Aug. 24, 2019 collision on Lake Joseph, north of Toronto.

Linda O’Leary was at the helm of the boat at the time. Her husband was on board, as was a family friend.

Two people on the other boat — Gary Poltash, 64, of Florida, and Suzana Brito, 48, from Uxbridge, Ont. — died from their injuries. Three others were also hurt.

The verdict was delivered this morning in a hearing in Parry Sound, Ont., that was also livestreamed.

More coming.

The Canadian Press