A police chase that started in Mashpee after midnight Saturday morning ended in a horrific crash in Cotuit that killed two of the occupants in the pursued vehicle.
In a statement released by Cotuit Fire Chief, Paul Rhude:
"Cotuit Fire received a call for a motor vehicle crash with multiple patients, entrapment, a car fire and patient ejection. Engines were dispatched from the Mashpee and Marstons Mills Stations and ambulances from the Cotuit, Mashpee and Centerville Stations.
Upon location we found a two car accident with three patients. One vehicle was a large SUV with a single occupant, Kevin Quinn, 32, of Mashpee, who was pinned in the vehicle. Quinn Quinn was heading home from Cape Cod Hospital where his wife had recently delivered a newborn baby daughter. Quinn was extricated with the jaws of life and transported in a Cotuit Ambulance to the South Shore Hospital where they later died. The second vehicle was a Toyota passenger car which was split in two in the collision. The two occupants, Mickey Rivera, 22, of Fall River and Jocelyn Goyette, 24, of New Bedford, were ejected from the vehicle and the vehicle was on fire. Rivera was an obvious fatality and not transported and Goyette was transported in a Centerville ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital and later transferred to a Boston with life threatening injuries.
Barnstable and Mashpee police were on scene and assisted in patient treatment and extricated.
Responding Agencies:Cotuit Fire, Centerville Osterville Marstons Mills Fire, Mashpee Fire, Barnstable Police, Mashpee Police"
The crash is under investigation by the Barnstable police reconstruction team.
Barnstable Police Statement on Crash:
On July 28, 2018 at 12:10 am, Barnstable Police were called to a head-on motor vehicle collision on Rte. 28 in Cotuit near the Mashpee town line.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 2000 Toyota sedan, operated by a 22-year-old male from Fall River, with a 24-year-old female passenger from New Bedford, was traveling east on Rte. 28 when it collided head-on with a west bound 2012 GMC SUV being operated by a 32-year-oldMashpee man.
The Fall River man was pronounced dead at the accident scene and his female companion was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in critical condition.
The Mashpee man sustained severe injuries and was taken to South Shore Hospital where he later passed away.
Rte. 28 in Cotuit was shut-down for several hours while theBarnstable Police Accident Reconstruction Team worked the scene.
The cause of theaccident is under investigation.