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The Mercedes-Benz driver who caused a multi-car crash at a West Los Angeles intersection that left six people dead on Thursday has been identified.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) identified 37-year-old nurse Nicole Lorraine Linton.
The article goes on to state the following:
Linton sustained moderate injuries in the collision and was taken into custody on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.
Fox 11 reported that Linton is a traveling nurse at Kaiser Permanente’s West Los Angeles Medical Center. She was driving over 100 miles per hour (mph) in a 35 mph zone.
She ran a red light and never appeared to brake, CHP reported. Officer Franco Pepi told The Associated Press that they are investigating whether Linton had a medical episode or was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A friend of the suspect told KTLA she may have been impaired following a fight with her boyfriend.
“She was drinking and she was not aware it was a red light because she shot straight through,” the woman reportedly told the outlet.
Multiple victims were ejected from vehicles during the crash, and two vehicles were engulfed in flames, according to the CHP.
Among those killed was 23-year-old Asherey Ryan, her unborn child, and her infant, who was ejected from the car to the horror of witnesses.
“It’s just like a bomb. A child was in the street…had got ejected. A pregnant mother was lying over to the side,” witness Alphonso Word told KTLA.
“It’s the kids,” Word said. “That’s what touched me more than anything. It’s the children. The ones that didn’t get a chance.”
Witness Veronica Esquival, who was upping gas when the crash occurred, described the shocking accident.
“All of a sudden a baby literally flew from the middle of the intersection to the middle of the gas station, landed right on the floor in front of me,” Esquivel said. “One of the workers came and saw me with the baby and took the baby out of my hands. Somebody tried to resuscitate the baby but the baby was gone.”
In a statement, L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón said there has already been a prosecutor assigned to the case. Charges could come as early as Monday.
“My heart goes out to the families that lost loved ones in the horrific car collision … This incredible tragedy has sent shockwaves throughout Los Angeles and the loss of so many precious lives will have a lasting impact on those that are closest to them,” Gascón said.
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