Police say the fatal collision
involved two boats — a smaller ski boat
that can tow water
skiers, and a larger, 13-occupant wakeboard pleasure craft.
happened around 11:30 p.m. on Lake Joseph near Emerald Island in Seguin Township, a destination
in the region about 215 kilometres north of downtown Toronto.
Police say two people died: Gary Poltash, 64, from Florida
, and Susanne Brito, 48, from Uxbridge, Ont.
Three other people who were on the boats were also injured, police said. The three people were treated and released from hospital.
The provincial police say the criminal investigations branch is now heading up the investigation.
Police have not said who was driving, but O'Leary maintains he wasn't.
In his statement, O'Leary said the other boat
did not have its navigation
lights on and "fled the scene."
Police would not comment on the navigation
lights. But other information they provided seemed to contradict O'Leary's claim the other boat "fled."
Evidently, police received calls from people aboard each boat, and both boats involved in the collision "left the scene to seek medical
Investigators have not said whether or not speed or alcohol were factors.