UPDATE: Pregnant woman, unborn child, killed in Hemet head-on DUI collision

UPDATED: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m.

See original and updated reports, photos, and video below.

HEMET — Although family members had previously identified a young mother who was 8-months pregnant when an alleged drunk driver plowed head-on into her mini-van last Sunday evening, authorities this morning officially released information about the two victims.

According to a coroner’s release, Krystil Kincaid, 29, of San Jacinto, and her unborn child, “Baby Girl Kincaid,” both died or were presumed deceased within hours of the deadly wreck.

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The man who plowed into the victim’s Chrysler, later identified as reigning World Boxing Federation International Super Bantamweight champion Marcos Forestal, was later arrested and charged with DUI after the deadly crash.

Marcos A. Forestal, 28, was arrested after he allegedly smashed head-on into another vehicle, killing 29-year-old Kristil Kincaid and her unborn child. HPD photo

Forestal’s arrest has made big headlines around the world after it was learned that in the moments after the deadly collision rather than check on the other victim he smashed into head-on, he live-streamed video of the crash, which was then shared worldwide.

In the video, Cuban-born Forestal, who recently moved to California from Florida to continue pursuing his boxing career, can be heard speaking in Spanish, blaming the other driver and complaining about his wrecked BMW. At no point did Forestal ever go to check on Kincaid or attempt to render any aid to Kincaid, as she sat dying in her van, which caught fire after the tremendous crash.

A coroner’s release indicated Baby Kincaid was pronounced deceased at 10 p.m., the night of the crash. The young mother was presumed deceased a short time later at 12:09 a.m., Monday morning. Both victims were pronounced deceased after being air-lifted to Riverside University Health Systems Medical Center’s trauma center in Moreno Valley.

Although hospital staff declared Kincaid brain-dead, with no hope of recovery within hours of the deadly wreck, according to family members she was kept alive on life support for the next two days to allow for grieving family members to fly in from around the country to say their goodbyes and so the victim’s organs could be harvested. Family members have said they are hopeful that some good might come from their loved one’s tragic and entirely preventable death from the donated organs.

Forestal was scheduled to be arraigned at Banning Superior Court this afternoon on a single count of gross vehicular manslaughter, but no information regarding that hearing was available as of this report. He remains in custody, held on $75,000 bail.

Kincaid’s husband, Zach Kincaid is now left making funeral arrangements for his wife and unborn daughter, while trying to cope with his grief at the tremendous loss.

Two GoFundMe accounts have now been established, one to help raise money for the victims’ funeral expenses and other costs, and another that was created earlier this year, to help raise necessary funds to help Zach receive car for a genetic heart condition known as Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD), which left his right ventricle enlarged with scar tissue and leaves him constantly dizzy and disoriented.

Although the father of four says he has been approved for life-saving surgery in Panama, he does not have the nearly $30,000 required to receive treatment.

In the past 7 months, the surgery fundraiser has raised $2,040 toward the stated $28,150 goal. The GoFundMe fundraiser for Kristil and the couple’s baby had raised $21,110 within its first day.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.

 

UPDATED: Monday, Sept. 10 10:13 p.m., With statement from HPD Chief Webb

UPDATED: Monday, Sept. 10, 8:23 p.m., With additional details about alleged DUI driver

UPDATED: Monday, Sept. 10, 7:46 p.m., With GoFundMe link

UPDATED: Monday, Sept. 10, 5:18 p.m., UPDATE: Pregnant woman, unborn child, killed in Hemet head-on DUI collision

 

See original and updated reports, photos, and video below.

HEMET — A woman who was 8-months pregnant and her unborn child have both died after a suspected DUI-related head-on collision in Hemet. The fatal crash happened last night, Sept. 9, on the 500 block of N. Warren Rd., north of Devonshire Ave.

Family members and friends have identified the victim as 29-year-old, Kristil Kincaid, of San Jacinto. Kincaid leaves behind a husband and four children, including two daughters and two sons. Kincaid was out on maternity leave from her job at an area Winco Foods where she was an apprentice manager, and was reportedly on her way home when the fatal wreck happened.

“This is a terrible tragedy that no family should have to endure,” Hemet Police Chief Rob Webb said after learning of the tragic accident. “We sadly offer our condolences, and promise we will do everything we can to bring justice in this case.”

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After an investigation, officials arrested Marcos Forestal, 28, of Burbank, and he was later booked into Larry Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on suspicion of DUI resulting in injuries. His charge was later changed to gross vehicular manslaughter after the victims’ deaths.

29-year-old, Kristil Kincaid and her unborn child died in a head-on collision reportedly caused by a drunk driver. Kincaid family photo/GoFundMe

When officers arrived at the scene they found a silver Chrysler and blue BMW that had collided in the northbound lanes of Warren Rd. According to Hemet Police Lt. Eric Dickson. When officers arrived they found the Chrysler was “partially on fire,” but officers were able to quickly extinguish the flames.

Despite extinguishing the fire, officials could not immediately pull the victim from her vehicle, due to the extensive amount of damage her mini-van sustained, which had pinned both the victim’s legs under the dash of her Chrysler.

Firefighters used the “Jaws of Life” to extricate the trapped woman from her vehicle and she was air-lifted to an area trauma center, where both she and her unborn child later died. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have not yet released any information regarding the victims’ deaths.

Due to the severity of the collision, Hemet PD Traffic investigators were called in and assumed the investigation.

Early in their investigation, officers located Forestal at the scene walking around near his vehicle while filming with his cell phone. The man, who sustained minor injuries in the fatal crash, displayed symptoms of alcohol intoxication and was arrested after being medically cleared at an area hospital, Dickson later explained.

As it turned out, Forestal was live-streaming from the scene of the deadly collision – even as emergency first responders were still arriving – and was heard in the video blaming the victim for causing the crash and discussing his wrecked BMW.

According to witnesses at the scene and based on his own live-stream video, at no point did the allegedly intoxicated man ever go to check on Kincaid or to try to render aid or assistance to the victim as she sat dying in her wrecked and burning Chrysler.

During their initial, on-scene investigation Hemet PD determined that just before the fatal crash, Forestal had been driving a BMW south on Warren Rd. at a high rate of speed toward the victim’s Chrysler.

For an unknown reason, Forestal suddenly “veered into the northbound lane, striking the Chrysler in a head-on collision,” said Dickson.

RCNS later learned Forestal is a well known and semi-famous Cuban boxer (9-0, 5 KO) and reigning World Boxing Federation International Super Bantamweight champion, who recently came to California from Florida to continue his fighting career. Florida-based Cuban news agencies and boxing related news sites have just begun picking up the story, which is beginning to make huge waves within the respective communities.

Hemet PD’s investigation is ongoing and Dickson explained that no further details will be released at this time.

Forestal remains in custody, held on $75,000 bail, increased from $50,000 based on the victims’ deaths.

Kincaid’s family is in the process of establishing a GoFundMe account to help raise money for funeral expenses and other costs. That link will be updated into this article once the family has finished creating the fundraiser. (Link now attached.)

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.

 

UPDATED: Sunday, Sept. 9, 10:15 p.m. HEMET: Woman, 8 months pregnant, air-lifted after suspected DUI head-on crash

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HEMET —  Additional details are beginning to trickle in from the scene of tonight’s head-on collision in Hemet.

According to witnesses, a 29-year-old woman who had been left trapped inside her wrecked mini-van after tonight’s crash was successfully extricated from her vehicle and subsequently air-lifted from the scene. While helping the woman, good Samaritans learned the victim was 8 months pregnant.

According to officials, a Mercy Air Ambulance was transporting her to Riverside University Health System’s trauma center in Moreno Valley. Her injuries have been described as major.

Witnesses and good Samaritans who stopped to help the victims have also reported that the man driving the other vehicle sounded, appeared, and smelled intoxicated and officers are still working to determine if the man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash.

Officials remain at the scene and their investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.

 

Original Story: At least one air-lifted from active, head-on Hemet crash scene

HEMET — Officials are at the scene of a major-injury head-on collision that happened on Warren Rd. north of Devonshire Ave. on the outskirts of Hemet.

Early reports and radio traffic indicate an air ambulance has been summoned and is headed to the scene and officials are working to extricate at least one victim who remains trapped inside one of the two vehicles.

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City of Hemet Police and Fire Departments, along with CHP, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the crash about 8:40 p.m., after receiving reports of two vehicles that plowed head-on into each other.

One vehicle was all but unrecognizable after tonight’s head-on crash in Hemet. Tina Rivas/Hemet Valley Incidents photo

911 callers reported major damage with at least one person trapped inside the mangled wreckage of a mini-van and that there were other seriously injured victims.

When officials arrived they found two heavily damaged vehicles, described as a light-colored Chrysler mini-van and dark-colored sedan that was completely unrecognizable, as well as vehicle parts, debris, and personal items, that were strewn across more than 100 feet of roadway. Both directions of travel were blocked by all the debris and all north and southbound traffic was at a standstill.

Firefighters and paramedics immediately began evaluating and treating the victims and requested additional assistance and resources to the scene. Other arriving firefighters prepared to use the “Jaws of Life” to perform a cut and rescue operation to free the trapped driver.

Based on one of the driver’s injuries, officials at the scene requested a Mercy Air Ambulance as well as another AMR ground ambulance respond to the scene.

Officials are requesting area residents avoid the area and are expecting to be closing down all or part of Warren Rd.

Officials have not yet released any information regarding their investigation, which is continuing at the scene.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.

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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 47, recently moved to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 14 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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