A grieving California man posted photos of his deceased wife and unborn child on social media, in hopes of bringing tougher laws on those who choose to drink and drive.
Riverside County News Source (RCNS) reports that Krystil Kincaid, 29, of San Jacinto, and her unborn daughter lost their lives when an alleged drunk driver, identified as Marcos Forestal, 28, smashed into their car on September 3, off of Warren Road in Hemet.
Forestal, a World Boxing Federation International Super Bantamweight champion, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving “resulting in great bodily injury.” The charges were later upgraded to vehicular manslaughter after Krystil passed away in a hospital, but no charges will occur for the death of the baby girl. Krystil was 36 weeks pregnant when the crash occurred.
‘”A drunk driver speeding down a two lane highway at 85+mph in the wrong lane around a blind corner destroyed my family,” Krystil’s husband, Zach Kincaid said on Facebook.
Kincaid decided to share his wife and baby’s photos in an attempt to show the public what the aftermath of a drunk driving crash can do to families. He also indicated he doesn’t agree with California laws that state the suspect won’t be charged in connection with his daughter’s death, since she “isn’t considered a person in the state of California,” according to Kincaid.
“The max sentence for killing my wife and daughter is 10 years max. The state of California doesn’t think there was intent, but I know driving recklessly in that manner, he didn’t intend anything good…. my daughter’s due date was October 9th, a 36 week old fully developed baby isnt considered a person in the state of California.”
“It’s an outrage that this man isn’t at the very least being charged with two counts of manslaughter. To make matters worse, the state of California doesn’t think there was intent in Forestal’s actions.”
Senior Investigator II Joseph Cristinziani, of the DA’s Vehicular Homicide/Felony D.U.I. Vertical Prosecution Unit, told RCNS that authorities are searching for anyone who may have witnessed the accident. They also want to talk to anyone who stopped to help in the immediate aftermath of the crash, including any and all first responders.
Further, investigators are looking for additional details about a party Forestal attended in San Jacinto on September 3, prior to the crash.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Cristinziani at 951- 304-5632.
Meanwhile, Kincaid started a petition in hopes of getting laws changed that will allow harsher punishments on drunk drivers.
“Who will fight with me for change? Who will spread this like wild fire? Who will write their representatives and demand change?? We cannot as a society look the other way any longer. Driving drunk is intent.”
[Feature Photo: Zach and Kristal Kincaid/Facebook]