MIAMI — Real estate tycoon Steven Posner died Monday in a high-speed boat crash near Miami that killed another man and left two other men injured, authorities said yesterday.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued a statement confirming the death of Mr. Posner, 67, the son of the late corporate raider Victor Posner, and said it is investigating the crash on Biscayne Bay.
The agency said a friend of Mr. Posner’s, Clive Warwock, 60, was killed and the tycoon’s cousin Stuart Posner, 64, was injured.
Mr. Posner’s 44-foot race boat and a similar 46-foot vessel collided and that the operator of the second boat, Friedrich Eigelshoven, 27, of Fort Lauderdale, suffered minor injuries. A passenger on the second boat was not hurt.
The crash happened in clear weather. The Fish and Wildlife Commission said the two boats — each capable of speeds approaching 100 miles per hour — appeared to be racing before colliding, according to witnesses.
Victor Posner died in 2002.