‘A driver speeding down the highway at 85+ mph in the wrong lane destroyed my family.’: Man loses wife, daughter to drunk driver

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“12 years ago Krystil Kincaid and I said ‘I do, until death do us part.’ She was the best thing that ever happened to me. The way she looked at me when she was making her promise to me still makes my heart melt. 12 years ago, was the best day of my life.

Husband smiling as his wife places ring on his finger
Courtesy Zach Kincaid

Today Krystil’s and Avalynn’s ashes came home. A drunk driver speeding down a two lane highway at 85+ mph in the wrong lane around a blind corner destroyed my family. The max 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…

Father sits in chair consoling his children at his wife and daughter's funeral
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My daughter’s due date was October 9th, a 36-week-old fully developed baby isn’t considered a person in the state of California. How do I explain to my children this injustice? 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…

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Man stands beside young son as he opens his wife's casket at funeral
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Father holds deceased baby daughter in his arms who was killed by drunk driver
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Imagine if this was your family… Who will fight with me for change? Who will spread this like wild fire? Who will write their representatives and demand change? We cannot as a society look the other way any longer.

Father stands holding son at podium at his wife and daughter's funeral
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If you go to a bar, party or event without an option to go home without driving you are intending to kill people. It’s plain and simple, driving drunk is intent.

We are out here trying to smile through the pain of losing Krystil Kincaid I promise to continue to try and help our children find the beauty and joy in life… You live in all of us, we miss you and love you forever and always.”

Man smiles with wife and daughter in line who were killed in drunk driving accident
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This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Zach Kincaid of California. His petition to change the drinking and driving laws in California can be found here.  Submit your story here, and subscribe to our best stories in our free newsletter here.

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