Navy veteran killed in Cape Cod crash after visiting his wife and newborn daughter

Kevin Quinn, a Navy veteran of Mashpee, M. A., was killed in a head-on crash shortly after a visit to his wife and the newborn in the hospital.


A Navy veteran who came back from a visit to his wife and the newborn in the hospital was one of two people who died in a head-on car crash on Cape Cod, police said.

Barnstable Police responded to reports of a head-on collision on Route 28 shortly after midnight on Saturday.

Officials said the 32-year-old Kevin Quinn, of Mashpee, was traveling west when his GMC SUV crashed into a Toyota sedan that was headed in the opposite direction. The driver of the other vehicle, Mickey Rivera, 22, of Fall River, was killed after his car split in two and caught fire, Boston 25 reported.

Officials said Quinn was pinned in his car and had to be delivered with the Jaws of Life. He was transported to South Shore Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Boston 25 reported.

The Cape Cod Times reported that the police were apparently in the pursuit of Rivera’s car for the crash, because he was allegedly driving erratically and speeding.

Family say Quinn, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, had just spent the evening with his wife, Kara, and their first child, Logan, Audrey, who was born on Wednesday. Mother and daughter were supposed to go home on Sunday.

“Very excited about the new baby, and the start of a new adventure in their lives [and] all of a sudden, a car comes out of nowhere. No one is prepared,” Rob Dinan, Quinn’s friend, who served with him in the Marines told, Boston 25.

“Today was supposed to be one of the happiest days of their lives, and unfortunately, in a sad day for all of us,” he added.

A passenger in Rivera’s car remains in the hospital.

A GoFundMe page set up for the family, Quinn has already raised more than $129,000.

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