HYANNIS, MASS. (WHDH) - The Mashpee community is mourning the loss of a veteran who was killed in a crash on Cape Cod over the weekend after visiting his wife and newborn daughter in the hospital.
Kevin Quinn was one of two people killed in a car crash in Cotuit early Saturday morning, family members said. A third person was seriously injured.
Quinn was returning from the hospital just after midnight when police said a driver crossed the center line on Route 28, hitting Quinn’s SUV head-on. He was rushed to South Shore Hospital, where he later died.
The 32-year-old was a U.S. Marine who served two tours in Afghanistan. Rob Dinan, a friend of Quinn’s, said he was excited about becoming a father and was overjoyed once his little girl was born.
“He was so excited about becoming a new dad,” Dinan said. “That’s all he talked about for the last nine months.”
Quinn’s wife and daughter were slated to be released from the hospital just a few hours after the crash.
The driver of the second vehicle, Mickey Rivera, 22, of Fall River, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger, Jocelyn Goyette, 24, of New Bedford, was transported to Cape Cod Hospital before being taken to a Boston hospital with life-threatening injuries. She remains in critical condition.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Quinn’s family. The fundraiser has raised more $130,000 in less than 24 hours. In addition to monetary donations, the family is collecting diapers and other newborn essentials.
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