Marine veteran, new dad, killed in head-on crash after visit with newborn

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A Massachusetts man who was returning from a hospital visit with his wife and newborn daughter has died in a head-on car crash on Cape Cod. 

Barnstable police say 32-year-old Kevin Quinn, of Mashpee, was driving on Route 28 shortly after midnight on Saturday when his SUV collided with a vehicle that was headed in the opposite direction.

According to, Quinn's GMC SUV crashed head on into a Toyota sedan. The Toyota was split in half in the crash and both the driver and passenger were ejected. 

The driver of the other vehicle, 22-year-old Mickey Rivera, of Fall River, also died in the crash, and a female passenger was seriously injured.

Quinn was pinned inside his car and had to be extricated. He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

The Boston Globe reported that the Toyota was being chased by police and was driving erratically.

Friends say Quinn, a Marine veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, had just spent the evening with his wife, Kara, and their first child, Logan, who had been born on Wednesday. 

Quinn was supposed to return to the hospital the next day to bring home his wife and daughter. 

An online fund set up for the Quinn family has already raised more than $128,000.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.