Boxer Pleads Not Guilty to Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated
BANNING, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2018) — Marcos Forestal-Coutin plead not guilty in court on Wednesday to charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of a 29-year-old San Jacinto pregnant woman.
The professional Cuban boxer was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on Sunday night when his vehicle collided with a minivan driven by Krystil Kincaid. Kincaid is the mother of three children and was pregnant with her fourth child.
The two vehicles collided on Warren Road in Hemet at about 8:30 p.m. Forestal’s BMW was traveling at high speed when it swerved into her lane. Her husband Zach was speaking with her on the phone at the time of the collision and heard her let out a scream when the vehicles collided.
Kincaid, who was eight months pregnant, was on life support at the hospital after the collision. In the moments following the deadly crash, Kincaid was trapped in her vehicle as it caught on fire. Meanwhile, Forestal-Coutin sat in his vehicle live-streaming himself using Facebook Live. He is heard saying “I had an accident. Look what happened to me guys,” in Spanish as he shows off his own vehicle’s damage. At no point did he get out to help the other driver. A police officer is seen approaching his vehicle to speak with him. That’s when the driver tells police the other car swerved in front of his vehicle.
Kincaid was extricated by firefighters using the Jaws of Life to free her. She was taken to a hospital where she was declared brain dead and her unborn baby did not survive. She was kept on life support in the hospital so that her family members could say their goodbyes. She leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter and two sons, ages 8 and 4.
Forestal-Coutin is being held at Riverside County Jail in lieu of just $75,000 bail. A felony settlement conference is scheduled to be held in November.
The family of Krystil Kinciad has established a GoFundMe campaign for her memorial service.
Riverside Accident Investigation
A full investigation into what caused this collision is underway. Criminal charges have already been filed against this driver, but he has not yet been convicted. We hope that the family of Krystil Kincaid obtains justice. We offer our condolences to her family as they cope with this tragedy.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision involving a possible wrongful death. Once police confirm the whether or not the driver is responsible for the crash, a police report must be obtained and family members will use this information to begin pursing a claim. There are certainly many financial losses that can impact a family such as medical bills, but also compensation for pain and suffering may be sought. A family member who witnesses such a collision may also file a separate lawsuit for their pain and suffering.
We hope you are able to get the help you need, but if you wish to speak with our attorney about a potential claim, please do not hesitate to call us at 855-703-4186 to request a free consultation.
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