Stratford News Both vessel operators charged in fatal Lake Joseph crash SHARE ON: Ashley Roberts, staff Tuesday, Sep. 24th, 2019 (Image supplied by OPP). MUSKOKA LAKES, ON- Both parties have been charged after the fatal crash on Lake Joseph in August. According to a news release from the OPP, 56 year old Linda O’Leary of Toronto is facing a charge of careless operation of a vessel, and will be appearing in provincial court on October 29th in Parry Sound. Linda is the wife of celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary, who was a passenger in the couple’s boat at the time of the incident. 57 year old Richard Ruh, of Orchard Park, New York, has been charged with failing to exhibit a navigation light while underway. Ruh’s charge is under the Canada Shipping Act, which is a federal responsibility. Due to that federal responsibility, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada will be managing the court process. 64-year-old Gary Poltash was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident off Emerald Island on Saturday, August 24th. Suzana Brito, a 48-year-old mother of three who lived in Uxbridge, passed away in hospital the Tuesday afterwards.