Innocent Victim in Cotuit Crash was Marine Veteran, Brand New Father

Kevin Quinn was returning home from visiting his newborn daughter...
Kevin Quinn holding his newborn daughter, Logan, shortly before he was killed by a driver apparently fleeing the police (Quinn family photo)

The innocent victim in Saturday morning's double-fatal crash in Cotuit has been identified.  Kevin Quinn, of Mashpee, was killed when a vehicle apparently fleeing from the police crashed head on into his vehicle.  Mr. Quinn was extricated and transported to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

Mr. Quinn is US Marine Corps combat veteran who served two deployments in Afghanistan.  He returned home to marry Kara Sullivan.  Kara gave birth to their daughter, Logan Audrey Quinn, on July 25th.

Kevin Quinn was killed on his way home from visiting Kara and Logan.

Friends of the Quinn family have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to assist Mrs. Quinn and their daughter.

The page has raised $60,691 of an initial goal of $60,000 in its first seventeen hours.  973 people had made donations as of 2:25 p.m. Sunday.

Here is the full information posted on the GoFundMe page:

This page is set up for the family of our friend and fellow Marine, Kevin Quinn of Mashpee, MA.

Kevin was tragically taken from us on Saturday July 28 a little after midnight in Cotuit ,Ma in a motor vehicle crash as he was returning home from visiting his wife Kara and their newborn baby daughter at the maternity department of Cape Cod Hospital. He was supposed to be returning to the hospital later that morning to bring them both home to begin their new life with their daughter.

As he was driving home he was hit head-on by a vehicle driven by a person who was being pursued by police and crossed the center line into Kevin's SUV. 

Kevin is a combat veteran with two deployments to Afghanistan, returning home to marry the love of his life Kara Sullivan of Yarmouth.

Kevin had started Quinn Excavation and Septic in Mashpee a couple of years ago.

Kevin was very much excited but nervous about being a father, his daughter, Logan Audrey Quinn, born on July 25, at 2:19 a.m.

We all told him that he was going to do just fine as a dad and that we felt really bad for any guy that wanted to date his daughter when she was old enough.

All donations and proceeds will go directly to help Kara and Logan.

We encourage all to please support the family of this fallen Marine, a man who sacrificed so much for this country and who spent many hours helping others who were less fortunate while never asking for anything in return. Please do what you can to help, Thank You.

To contribute to the GoFundMe campaign please click here


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