Kevin Quinn was a Marine combat veteran who just had his first child with his wife, Kara. Moments after leaving her and the baby girl at the hospital, the vet was involved in a car accident.
He and the other driver both died according to The Boston Herald. Before he died, Quinn had survived and served two deployments in Afghanistan.
Kevin Quinn, 32, of Mashpee, Massachusetts had just left his wife, Kara, and newborn daughter at the hospital when he was killed in Cotuit on Saturday morning. He was involved in a head-on crash with a man who reportedly was fleeing from police.
Quinn’s SUV was struck head-on by a 2000 Toyota sedan driven by Mickey Rivera, 22, of Fall River. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Barnstable police statement.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Quinn was taken to South Shore Hospital where he later died.
Jocelyn Goyette, 24, of New Bedford, was a passenger in the sedan, remains in a Boston hospital in critical condition. Quinn’s friends and family are still reeling from his sudden death.
“This is a man who served two deployments in Afghanistan, comes home and marries his dream girl and has a daughter and then this happens.”
Rob Dinan, The Boston Herald, July 30, 2018
Quinn’s best friend of six years and fellow Marine veteran, Rob Dinan said, “I still can’t wrap my head around this.” A GoFundMe page that was set up for his family has since raised $218,920 of its $250,000 goal.
Quinn was supposed to return to the hospital later that morning to “bring them both home to begin their new life with their daughter.” He had spent Friday night with his wife and daughter in the hospital.
Logan Audrey Quinn, their daughter, was born on July 25. Proceeds from the fundraising page are set to go to Logan and Kara.
Dinan shared that his friend just couldn’t wait to be a father. He revealed that the late vet only spoke more and more about being a father the closer the due date got.
Quinn told Dinan that he was so excited about ‘having someone that’s going to look up to me.’” Audio from Mashpee police posted by the Cape Cod Times indicated that an officer began pursuing a car after citing erratic driving, speeding, and stop-sign violations before the crash on Route 28.
However, it’s unclear whether the police pursuit was ongoing at the time of the crash or how fast the car was going at the time of impact. In a statement, Mashpee police Chief Scott Carline said, “We are in the early stages of what is going to be a comprehensive and thorough investigation into our involvement of the facts and circumstances leading up to this terrible tragedy.”
He also gave his heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families. Quinn had started his own excavation business.
He and Dinan would often spend time riding motorcycles, fishing, and be reaching out to other Marines. Dinan said they immediately bonded because of their service.
He described his late friend as “an all-around great guy.” Quinn was said to be the kind of person who would give you the shirt off his back and his last 10 dollars if you needed it.
Dinan said he was always there to lend a hand, was fun, and had a great smile and personality.
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