The GoFundMe campaign for Mashpee's Kevin Quinn stood at $297,289 as of 6:40 a.m. Monday. Mr. Quinn, a Marine Corps veteran and brand new father, was killed early last Saturday morning when his SUV was struck head-on in Cotuit by a vehicle that was apparently fleeing from Mashpee Police. He will be buried today with full military honors at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
The crash remains under investigation. Meanwhile, support has poured in for Mr. Quinn's widow and baby daughter. 4,717 people have donated to the GoFundMe campaign in eight days.
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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.