Boxer who live-streamed aftermath of DUI crash that killed 29-year-old pregnant mother, unborn child sentenced to 10 years
Marcos A Forestal’s BMW plowed head-on into pregnant mother Krystil Kincaid in California on September 9, killing the woman and her unborn child
A former professional boxer who crashed into a Chrysler minivan while intoxicated and killed a 29-year-old pregnant woman is set to spend the next 10 years in prison.
Marcos A. Forestal—who live-streamed the aftermath of the crash on Facebook Live—was sentenced to 10 years in state prison on Thursday for the death of mother-of-four Krystil Kincaid, according to People.
The horrific accident occurred nearly a year ago and Forestal pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter in March.
According to reports, he had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Helmet Police Department revealed in a statement that Forestal’s BMW plowed head-on into pregnant mother Krystil Kincaid in Hemet, California at around 8.30 pm on September 9.
Police responded to the scene shortly after the crash and found Kincaid's car "partially on fire" with the eight-month-pregnant mother trapped inside. After emergency responders were able to extinguish the flames, the 29-year-old woman had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital.
A GoFundMe page set up by the family stated that Kincaid's unborn baby had died in the crash before she was placed on life support. However, she was pronounced dead the following day.
Authorities found Forestal walking near his vehicle on the scene.
“Forestal displayed symptoms of alcohol intoxication and was arrested,” the Helmet Police Department added.
Furthermore, Forestal, who is currently the World Boxing Federation International Super Bantamweight champion, live-streamed the aftermath of the crash on Facebook Live. While the original post has since been deleted, it was recorded by some social media users who shared it online.
“Look what happened to me, guys," Forestal is heard in the video, showing viewers his totaled car. “A car crossed in front of me and look at what happened to my car."
The Cuban boxer, who sustained only minor injuries, was residing in Burbank, Los Angeles at the time of the incident.
According to KTLA, Kincaid was on the phone with her husband Zach at the time of the tragic crash.
The pair were married to each other for 12 years, Zach told the outlet. He said he heard his wife scream before the impact. Heartbreakingly, he also heard firefighters trying to pull her from the burning vehicle.
“My life has been full of adversity, but today I experienced the hardest thing I have ever done," the devastated father-of-four wrote on Facebook.
“I told my 2 daughters and my 2 sons that a drunk driver killed their mom. The pain and anger I feel within my soul is immeasurable, my heart is broken. Until we meet again Raven…Krystil Kincaid.”
He told KTLA his children had arrived at the hospital thinking the baby had arrived early.
“They thought they had a baby sister here,” Zach said. “They got the worst news of their life. They were told that they don’t have a mom, or a baby sister, anymore.”
The heartbroken husband shared a series of photographs from his wife and unborn child's funeral the following month.
Zach and his four children are seen in the pictures bidding their final goodbyes to their mother Krystil, 29, who is seen lying in a casket with her unborn baby girl.
According to reports, the embattled father also allowed his children to hold the deceased child—a sister they never got to meet—whom the couple had planned to name 'Avalynn'.
“The 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 9, a 36-week-old fully-developed baby isn’t considered a person in the state of California,” Zach said.
“How do I explain to my children this injustice," he continued. "My children and I have never felt so disposable… Look at the devastation left behind that is my family and tell me it isn’t time for change… imagine if this was your family… Who will fight with me for change? Who will spread this like wildfire? Who will write their representatives and demand change?? We cannot as a society look the other way any longer."
“Driving drunk is intent," he added.