The nurse who allegedly induced the fiery Los Angeles automobile crash that killed six individuals — together with a pregnant girl and her unborn little one — was charged with murder on Monday, prosecutors mentioned.
Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, was hit with six counts of murder, and in addition faces 5 counts of vehicular manslaughter, LA County District Attorney George Gascón instructed reporters, calling the wreck “a horrible tragedy.”
Linton, a nurse with Kaiser Permanente’s West LA Medical Center, is alleged to have been going greater than 100mph in a 35mph zone shortly earlier than blowing by way of a pink gentle Thursday afternoon.
Her Mercedes struck not less than 5 different automobiles, setting not less than three on fireplace.
Fox 11 Los Angeles reported that tears could possibly be seen operating down Linton’s face throughout her first court docket look on Monday.
Asherey Ryan, who was pregnant, died in the crash, as did her 11-month-old son Allonzo, and her boyfriend Reynold Lester. The household was reportedly heading to a prenatal checkup on the time of the collision.
Two different ladies had been killed in the crash. They haven’t but been publicly recognized.
Six youngsters and two adults had been additionally injured in the wreck.
Linton was among the many injured, police mentioned. She has since been launched from the hospital and was being held in lieu of $9 million bail at LA County’s Century Regional Detention Facility, officers mentioned earlier Monday.
A California Highway Patrol official mentioned the aftermath of the crash “virtually seems like a conflict zone,” describing a scene of crushed and burned-out automobiles with automobile components scattered all through the road.