Fall River driver in fatal Cotuit crash had lengthy criminal record; out on reduced bail

Scene at deadly Cotuit crash on July 28 on Route 28

MASHPEE – The Fall River man who died in Saturday morning’s crash in Cotuit had a criminal record in Bristol County.

Mickey Rivera, 22, according to law enforcement officials, was out on a reduced bail of $1,000 from $35,000 in connection with a murder case out of Fall River from 2015.

Rivera died in the car that collided with an SUV driven by U.S. Marine veteran Kevin Quinn, 32, of Mashpee.

Quinn was returning home from Cape Cod Hospital where his wife had recently delivered their newborn daughter.

Rivera’s car was seen being chased through the Mashpee Rotary by two Mashpee police cruisers a short time before the accident.

According to prosecutors in Bristol County, Rivera was charged as an accessory in the Fall River murder case and was scheduled to be back in court this week.

Reports also indicate he had additional criminal entries on his record as an adult and a juvenile. He died instantly at the scene.

His passenger, Jocelyn Goyette, 24, of New Bedford remains in critical condition in a Boston hospital.

Rivera had spent several months in jail before he was released on the lower bail last year.


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