A Texas woman has indeed been accused with six counts of murder in connection with a fiery car accident in Los Angeles that resulted in the deaths of 6 individuals, along with a pregnant woman as well as her unborn.
Prosecutors allege that Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, of Houston, was speeding on a busy thoroughfare in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Windsor Hills on August 4, around 1:30 p.m., when she ran a red light and crashed into several cars, at least two of which caught fire. According to the Los Angeles Times, the collision transformed the intersection into “one of the most gruesome scenes on Los Angeles streets in recent years.”
Registered Nurse from Texas Charged with Multiple Counts of Murder After Fiery Car Crash in Los Angeles Leaves Six Deadhttps://t.co/03sECJBbLp— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) August 9, 2022
As the families of the victims grieved, Los Angeles prosecutors prepared a case that was announced on Monday by District Attorney George Gascón: Six counts of murder, including one for the unborn child, and five counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence were filed against the defendant. The announcement of charges, according to Gascón, “begins the process of holding accountable the individual responsible for the deaths of six people, including a pregnant woman, and their families.”
“This case will forever be remembered for the senseless loss of so many innocent lives as they went about their daily lives,” he stated in a press release.
Gascón referred to the video of the collision, which has been widely viewed on social media, and stated that the tragedy “is not only a tremendous loss to the families, but to our entire community who have learned of this unbelievable tragedy or have viewed the now-viral video of the collision.”
Ashely Ryan, 23, who was pregnant, her baby son, and her boyfriend perished in the collision. Two other women in a separate vehicle were also killed, but their identities remain unknown.
Sha’seana Kerr, sister of Ryan, stated to KTLA in Los Angeles, “I just want to tell her that we forgive her,” in reference to Linton.
She must endure this for the remainder of her life. Therefore, she was spared. We already comprehend it,” Kerr said.
Linton, a registered nurse, was hospitalized following the collision, but she has presumably been released, as the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office reported that she will be arraigned today at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles. The amount of her bail is $9 million.
The California Highway Patrol reports she was trying to drive a Mercedes on La Brea Avenue while she crashed through the intersection with Slauson Avenue. In addition to the vehicles in which the fatalities occurred, she allegedly collided with six many vehicle types, including an SUV in which five people sustained injuries.
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