John Oâ€™Quinn of Houston died this morning when his Suburban crashed into a tree.Â John Oâ€™Quinn, 68 was a prominent attorney and has represented several high profile cases including lawsuits against breast implants, hazardous drugs and tobacco products, and he was prosecuted for how be obtained cases.Â He was once found in contempt of court for sleeping in the court room.
Police said that the SUV lost control, jumped the curb, went airborne and crashed into a tree.Â Watching the video below (see link), it looks as though the SUV was almost sliced down the middle and cut in half.Â
A witness at the scene told the police that the SUV appeared to be speeding when it lost control.
Oâ€™Quinn represented Anna Nicole Smithâ€™s mother, Virgie Arthur over the fate of Smithâ€™s body.
Oâ€™Quinn was named one of the â€œ100 Most Influential Lawyers in Americaâ€ by the National Law Journal, and one of the five best trial lawyers of the past century by the Houston Chronicle.
To see a video of the SUV crashed into the tree, click here.