Intoxicated boxer crashes into pregnant woman's car and then live-streams the fiery collision even as the woman struggled to stay alive
After the death of 29-year-old Krystal Kincaid, Marcos Forestal was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated
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A pregnant mom-of-four died tragically after a suspected drunk driver crashed into her minivan in California.
The Helmet Police Department said in a statement that 28-year-old professional boxer Marcos Forestal was allegedly intoxicated when his BMW crashed into Krystil Kincaid's vehicle in Helmet on September 9 at around 8:30 pm.
The authorities arrived at the scene after the crash and found Kincaid's car "partially on fire," with the 8- month pregnant woman still trapped inside it. Emergency responders to the scene were able extinguish the fire and pull the 29-year-old mom out of the vehicle. She was then airlifted to a hospital nearby. The unborn baby died and Kincaid was put on life support. According to a GoFundMe page set up by the family, Kincaid died on September 10.
Officers who arrived on the scene found Forestal, who is the World Boxing Federation International Super Bantamweight champion, walking around near his totaled car at the scene of the crash. PEOPLE reported that the Helmet PD said in the statement: "Forestal displayed symptoms of alcohol intoxication and was arrested."
The boxing champion live streamed the aftermath of the crash on Facebook Live which has since been deleted. The video, however, was recorded by some social media users and shared online.
Forestal, who sustained minor injuries from the crash, can be heard saying in the video that his car was totaled. The Cuban boxer who lives in Burbank, Los Angeles, is heard saying in Spanish: "Look what happened to me, guys. A car crossed in front of me and look what happened to my car."
It was reported that Kincaid had been on the phone with her husband Zach at the time of the crash.
Zach and Kincaid had been married for 12 years and he told KTLA that he heard his wife screaming on the phone just before the crash. He also said that he could hear the firefighters trying to pull her out of the vehicle. He told friends and family about the devastating incident in a post on Facebook: "My life has been full of adversity, but today I experienced the hardest thing i have ever done. 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 also told the news outlet that his children - his 14-year-old daughter from a previous relationship and the couple's three children, an 11-year-old girl, and two sons who are 8 and 4 respectively - went to the hospital with him because they thought that their sibling had arrived early. Zach said: "They thought they had a baby sister here. They got the worst news of their life. They were told that they don’t have a mom, or a baby sister, anymore."
The couple had planned to name their unborn child Avalynn Onix, according to The Press-Enterprise. The father told the publication that up until the moment that he saw the alleged drunk driver's video, he had been willing to forgive him for the death of his wife and unborn child. He said: "It wasn’t until I saw that, that I was upset with his lack of humanity and compassion. It seems to be the kind of person he was. At that moment, I came to the realization that he just killed my wife and my child, and that he only cares for himself. Hopefully, some prison time will allow him to reflect and be a better person when he comes out."
Initially, Forestal was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and causing a collision that resulted in major injuries. After Kincaid died, however, the charge was upgraded to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
The boxer pleaded not guilty in court on September 12.