Just over a year ago Zach Kincaid's life would be forever changed. His pregnant wife, Krystil Kincaid, was driving the family's Chrysler minivan in California when she was struck by a suspected drunk driver. Krystil, who was 8 months pregnant at the time, was trapped in the vehicle that was left partially on fire after the accident. Despite finally being freed by the jaws of life and transported to the hospital, Krystil and her unborn baby died, leaving Zach and the couple's other children to mourn her loss.
Former professional boxer Marcos A. Forestal pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter back in March. “Forestal displayed symptoms of alcohol intoxication and was arrested,” the Helmet Police Department stated at the time of the accident. According to reports, Forestal actually live-streamed the aftermath of the accident on Facebook, PEOPLE reported. Although he deleted the video, it had already been recorded and was posted online. “Look what happened to me, guys,” he reportedly said in the video. “A car crossed in front of me and look what happened to my car,” the Cuban boxer said in Spanish.
Forestal was sentenced to 10 years in prison back in June, and Zach Kincaid, who has a 14-year-old daughter fom a previous relationship and shared an 11-year-old daughter and two sons, aged 8 and 4 with Krystil, voiced his opinions about that sentence on Facebook.
"Marco claimed my wife hit him, he claimed he couldn't help my wife because he didn't see her vehicle, or call 911 for help because his battery was at 3%. He also claimed he only had 2 drinks of bailey's 15 minutes before the crash. The fact that you can still see the chunks of asphalt missing from the road from the impact on the northbound lane of where my wife was driving baffles my mind at the inability for this man to take responsibility for murdering my family," the grieving husband and father wrote.
"The fact he chose to Facebook live himself where he can see the video on selfie mode and you can clearly see my wife's car on fire in the background makes his statements of not seeing her car and his low battery claim even more of an insult to my family and our society. The fact he was intoxicated over double the legal limit at the time of the crash also burned inside of my body. This scum bag will sit around feeling sorry for himself, and never will take responsibility. The fact he will only spend 5 years behind bars and he took my wife's and daughters lives, and ruined mine and my surviving children's lives is beyond frustrating and soul breaking."
Kincaid also addressed those who felt that he shouldn't have brought his children to Forestal's sentencing hearing. "I've also received some backlash from bringing my children to the hearing yesterday. I felt it was important to show my children that monsters dont have fangs or are some mystical creatures, monsters are people and they got to see a real one yesterday."
Kincaid is now working to do all he can to change the DUI laws in California and has started a change.org petition to try to lobby the government to change the maximum sentence for DUI convictions and to have viable babies be considered in the sentencing process. There is also a GoFundMe page set up to help the family with mounting expenses.
"He's getting a slap on the wrist and he's feeling sorry for himself," Kincaid told local news station KESQ before Forestal received the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison."He's just going to go about his life while me and my children and everyone else involved are going to serve a life sentence...It's serious -- something's got to change."