A grieving husband has defended his decision to share heartbreaking photos with the world of his dead wife and unborn baby lying in their coffin.
Zach Kincaid, 34, says a part of him also died when wife Krystil, 29, was killed in a head-on horror car crash involving a boxing champ suspected of drink-driving.
In the photos, mum Krystil, who was eight months pregnant, lies with daughter Avalynn, who she was weeks away from giving birth to, on her chest.
The tiny baby girl is dressed in a red tutu dress and wrapped in a white blanket.
One of the couple’s young sons can be seen peering into and hugging the coffin before watching his father close the lid.
While other pictures show Zach cradling Avalynn at the joint funeral.
“I put those pictures up so everyone can see the nightmare that I’m living and my kids are living every day for the rest of our lives,” Zach sobbed as he spoke to the Daily Mail.
“This is about making sure that my wife didn’t die for nothing. That my daughter didn’t die for nothing. This is my way to honor them. This is my way to save others.”
He added: “It’s a harsh reality and people need to look at it, because drunk driving destroys more than just people that are killed in the crash. I want to strike a nerve. I don’t want to be able to look the other way anymore. Look at my nightmare that I live every day.”
Zach has also described in heartbreaking detail the moment he listened helplessly on the phone as his pregnant Krystil screamed in terror during the car crash.
He says he is haunted by Krystil’s final piercing scream which can never be erased from his memory. He said it probably lasted seconds but it continues to replay in his mind “very, very slowly.”
He also heard the car spinning out of control and firefighters desperately trying to free Krystil from the mangled wreckage.
He begged down the speakerphone for someone to reassure him she was OK but was met with silence.
A police officer eventually responded and said the mum-of-three had a pulse and she was being flown to hospital.
It took Zach, who was 450 miles away at work, 12 hours she get to her hospital bedside as he had to wait for a flight from San Jose to California.
When he arrived and saw Krystil, hooked up to various machines, her face was pristine with not a bruise or mark on it.