Grieving family seeks DUI law reform

Loved ones of pregnant mother killed in head-on crash want proper justice

Zach Kincaid
Krystil Kincaid was eight months pregnant when she was struck and killed in a head-on collision.

■ Chronicle News Staff

The grieving family of Krystil Kincaid, a woman who was killed with her unborn child in a head-on crash last month, is petitioning for change in California’s DUI laws and the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office is looking for additional witnesses and information in the case.
On Sept. 9 Marcos Forestal, a 28 year-old professional boxer originally from Cuba, was driving a blue BMW southbound down Warren Road in Hemet when his car somehow collided head on with Krystil Kincaid’s silver Chrysler going northbound. Before the collision, Mrs. Kincaid was on the phone speaking with her husband who heard everything as it happened: the initial scream, the silence, and people trying to rescue her from the vehicle.
Kincaid was trapped underneath the dash as her minivan caught fire after the crash. First responders had to use the Jaws of Life to extract her from the vehicle. She was eight months pregnant with her and her husband’s fourth child. The baby did not survive the crash.
Initially it was believed that Kincaid would survive, however, doctors later revealed there was no brain activity. She was left on life support long enough, so that family members traveling from out of town could say their goodbyes. She was legally pronounced dead on Sept. 10.
Forestal was seen on social media taking a Facebook Live video just after the collision saying in Spanish, “Look what happened to me guys…a car just crossed in front of me,” as he showed his car smashed before first responders came to his aid. He suffered minor injuries and was taken into custody at the hospital shortly after.

Krystil Kincaid Facebook
Kystril Kincaid and her husband Zach.

The grieving family of Krystil Kincaid, a woman who was killed with her unborn child in a head-on crash last month, is petitioning for change in California’s DUI laws and the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office is looking for additional witnesses and information in the case.
On Sept. 9 Marcos Forestal, a 28 year-old professional boxer originally from Cuba, was driving a blue BMW southbound down Warren Road in Hemet when his car somehow collided head on with Krystil Kincaid’s silver Chrysler going northbound. Before the collision, Mrs. Kincaid was on the phone speaking with her husband who heard everything as it happened: the initial scream, the silence, and people trying to rescue her from the vehicle.
Kincaid was trapped underneath the dash as her minivan caught fire after the crash. First responders had to use the Jaws of Life to extract her from the vehicle. She was eight months pregnant with her and her husband’s fourth child. The baby did not survive the crash.
Initially it was believed that Kincaid would survive, however, doctors later revealed there was no brain activity. She was left on life support long enough, so that family members traveling from out of town could say their goodbyes. She was legally pronounced dead on Sept. 10.
Forestal was seen on social media taking a Facebook Live video just after the collision saying in Spanish, “Look what happened to me guys…a car just crossed in front of me,” as he showed his car smashed before first responders came to his aid. He suffered minor injuries and was taken into custody at the hospital shortly after.

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