Zach Kincaid experienced a devastating loss when his wife, Krystil Kincaid, and their unborn child were killed in a car accident caused by Marcos Forestal, who was driving under the influence. Forestal was reportedly speeding and crossed into the wrong lane when he crashed into Krystil's minivan. Zach was on the phone with his wife during the accident and heard her screams before the call abruptly ended.
Krystil was eight months pregnant at the time and had been planning to go on maternity leave in just a few days. Zach received the heartbreaking news that both his wife and daughter had died. Later, he discovered that Forestal had live-streamed the crash on Facebook, attempting to shift blame and showing no concern for Krystil's well-being.
Zach, left to plan a funeral for his wife and unborn child, decided to share photos of the funeral on Facebook to bring attention to the devastating consequences of drunk driving. The images captured the moment when Zach closed the casket, knowing it would be the last time he saw his wife and daughter. He wanted to raise awareness and prevent others from looking away from the reality faced by families affected by drunk driving accidents.
Adding to Zach's grief, Forestal was only charged with one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. This charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, which infuriated Zach. He believed that Forestal's reckless actions demonstrated intent, even if not explicitly premeditated, and felt that the justice system failed to adequately address the severity of the crime.
Zach expressed his sense of betrayal by society and aimed to change DUI laws and advocate for harsher punishments for drunk driving. He shared the photos as a way to illustrate the lifelong pain and devastation caused by such accidents. He started a petition to push for stronger penalties for drunk driving and hoped that sharing his story could prevent other families from experiencing similar tragedies.
For Zach, his mission was about raising awareness, protecting others, and honoring the memory of his wife and daughter. He wanted to ensure that their deaths had meaning and that no one else would have to endure the same pain caused by drunk driving.