Skip to main content

Family of boat crash victim settles wrongful death suit

Family members of a boat passenger who was killed in a crash last year on Virginia’s Smith Mountain Lake have settled their civil suit against the two pilots involved for $450,000.

Timothy O’Quinn, 37, died May 2, 2014, after the bass boat he was riding in was struck by a similar watercraft on the Franklin County part of the lake, near Bernard’s Landing.

Both boats were involved in a fishing tournament at the time.

O’Quinn, who was in the rear, went underwater after the impact and his body was not recovered until the following day.

Click here for the full report by The Roanoke Times.