Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com

PARRY SOUND — More details are emerging today of a deadly boating crash Aug. 24 2019 on Lake Joseph as the trial of Linda O’Leary opened up in a provincial courtroom here.

The wife of Kevin O’Leary, who was in court this morning, has pleaded not guilty to careless operation of a vessel under the Canada Shipping Act.

According to early reports from this morning, speed was a factor said a passenger on the star-gazing boat that was in a collision with the O’Leary boat at 11:30 p.m.

ER doctor Irv Edwards said he could clearly hear the O’Leary’s boat loudly and expected it to pass on either side.

Gary Poltash, 64, of Florida and Suzana Brito, 48, of Uxbridge died as a result of the collision. Three others were injured.

Linda O’Leary was driving a boat involved in a double fatality, with her husband Kevin who as a passenger in August 2019 on Lake Joseph. (Internet photo)

Email news@muskokatoday.com

Celebrating our 28th YEAR of ‘Local Online Journalism’

Follow us on at Twitter @muskokatoday & on Facebook at mclairmont1

Leave your comments at end of story.

Send Letters to the Editor at news@muskokatoday.com

SUBSCRIBE for $25 by e-transferring to news@muskokatoday.com

Or go online to https://muskokatoday.com/subscriptions