“Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary involved in boat accident that left two dead

Kevin O’Leary‘s boat was involved in a crash in Ontario, Canada that left one man and a woman both dead from horrific injuries.

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.

A source connected to the owner of the larger boat states … they told police after impact there was enough light to ID the people on O’Leary’s boat — and the owner said it was O’Leary and his wife.

However, Kevin said he was following police protocol and would not comment. As for what the protocol is … we’re told cops will not release any names involved in the accident unless criminal charges are filed.

We’re told O’Leary’s boat immediately left the scene of the accident — but it was towed to the marina on Monday by a salvage boat with police onboard … who’ve seized it for forensic testing.

Multiple sources commented that a critical element of this investigation is whether the larger boat had its lights on … so people on O’Leary’s boat could see it at the time of impact.

O’Leary states, “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. I am fully cooperating with authorities.”

He goes on … “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.”

A rep for O’Leary stated that Kevin’s wife was driving the boat at the time of the crash, and she was administered a DUI test that night and passed. He also says a third person was in Kevin’s boat and was injured — she went to the hospital, received stitches and left.

O’Leary’s rep wanted to clarify … it was the other boat that fled the scene. A source connected to the owner of that other boat said it was Kevin’s boat that fled.