MASHPEE (WBZ-AM) -- The GoFundMe page set up to raise money for a father who died in a crash just two days after his daughter was born has now raised over $200,000.
Kevin Quinn, a 32-year-old Marine veteran from Mashpee, was struck and killed on Route 28 in Cotuit early Saturday morning after leaving Cape Cod Hospital, where his wife and newborn daughter were staying. His grieving mother Janet Quinn remembers him as a loving son.
"An awesome husband, and he was so proud to be a dad," she told WBZ-TV. "And that will truly be his legacy--his daughter."
Quinn's family visited the site where he was killed. Flowers, flags, and a large cross now mark the spot. His father, John, said Quinn loved everybody.
"His heart was bigger than him," he said. "He's got Marine friends calling from all over the world."
Quinn's car was hit head-on by a car that was being chased by police. The driver of that car, identified as 22-year-old Mickey Rivera, was allegedly driving drunk and was also killed. He had a lengthy criminal record, and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for charges he faced in a violent robbery case.
There is anger in the community over why Rivera was out on the street. The Boston Globe is reporting that Cape and Islands DA Michael O'Keefe said the prosecutor in charge of Rivera's case two months ago handled it improperly, resulting in Rivera being released without bail.
Mashpee Police Chief Scott Carline said his department is investigating the facts leading up to the tragedy.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz (@BerniceWBZ) reports