COTUIT, Mass (WPRI) — A Mashpee man was killed in a head-on collision Friday night after a car police were chasing lost control.
According to police, 32-year-old Kevin Quinn was driving down Route 28 after visiting his wife and newborn baby in the hospital.
Quinn, of Mashpee, was heading home when he was struck by a car that had crossed the center line.
Police said they were chasing a sedan driving the opposite direction on Route 28. Behind the wheel was 22-year-old Mickey Rivera of Fall River, whose car split in two after hitting Quinn’s car.
Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene after being ejected from his car. Quinn was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Rivera’s passenger, 24-year-old Jocelyn Goyette of New Bedford, was also transported with life-threatening injuries. There’s no word on her condition at this time.
Police said they were in pursuit of Rivera’s car just minutes before the crash. It’s unclear at this time why police were chasing him.
The Boston Globe reports that Quinn’s sister, Danielle, posted a message on Facebook thanking everyone for their support for Quinn and his family. Police said he was planning on bringing his wife and newborn baby home from the hospital Saturday.
Quinn was proud to be a husband and “his girls were his EVERYTHING!” she wrote in the post.
“Please in his memory help us take care of his girls as he was a local business owner and this is an extremely difficult situation,” the post read. “He should be here and was so excited to bring his baby home. I LOVE YOU KEVIN and I will Miss you everyday of my life.”
Friend Rob Dinan said he is still in disbelief that Quinn is gone.
“I immediately felt like someone hit me in the head with a sledgehammer,” Dinan said. “I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t fathom it… Couldn’t wrap my head around it.”
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Quinn’s family with a goal of $200,000.