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ICU nurse, 37, is charged with six counts of murder after fiery 100mph LA crash

An ICU nurse has been charged with six counts of murder and 5 counts of vehicular manslaughter after a fiery 100mph crash left a pregnant mom, her unborn baby, one-year-old son and 4 others lifeless.

Nicole L. Linton, 37, a nurse from Texas who works in Los Angeles, was charged Monday as she cried in court docket over the Thursday crash that killed six and left eight others injured. If convicted as charged, she may resist 90 years in jail.

Police mentioned Linton slammed her automotive into 5 different autos whereas driving as quick as 100 mph by an intersection at Windsor Hills.

LA County DA George Gascón revealed throughout a press convention Monday there was no proof Linton was underneath the affect of alcohol throughout the time of the crash.

She was launched from the hospital Sunday and is now held on the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California on a $9 million bond.

Nicole L. Linton, 37, (pictured in court docket Monday) has been charged with six counts of murder and 5 counts of vehicular manslaughter after a fiery 100mph crash left a pregnant mom, her unborn baby, one-year-old son and 4 others lifeless

PICUTED: Nicole L. Linton, 37, is being held on a $9million bond following the fatal car crash in Los Angeles. She is expected to appear at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Monday

PICUTED: Nicole L. Linton, 37, is being held on a $9million bond following the deadly automotive crash in Los Angeles. She is anticipated to look at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Monday

Linton is expected to be charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Monday

Linton is anticipated to be charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney on the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Monday

Tabia Johnson, a witness to the crash, took a photo of the suspect, Nicole L. Linton (center), commenting that Linton only appeared to suffer minor injuries in the horrible crash

Tabia Johnson, a witness to the crash, took a photograph of the suspect, Nicole L. Linton (heart), commenting that Linton solely appeared to endure minor accidents within the horrible crash

Linton can be seen here after the crash with blood on her left thigh and left forearm, she appears to be wearing hospital scrubs

Linton might be seen right here after the crash with blood on her left thigh and left forearm, she seems to be carrying hospital scrubs

An emergency medical worker directs Linton, who can be seen here sitting with a bloody arm

An emergency medical employee directs Linton, who might be seen right here sitting with a bloody arm

This is the horrific moment the Los Angeles driver Nicole L Linton sent the row of cars hurtling toward another gas station over the road before stopped just before the pumps

This is the horrific second the Los Angeles driver Nicole L Linton despatched the row of automobiles hurtling towards one other fuel station over the street earlier than stopped simply earlier than the pumps

Gascón mentioned Linton was touring at speeds of not less than 90mph when she sped by a learn gentle and hit crossing autos on the busy intersection of La Brea and Slauson Avenues.

Eight-month pregnant Asherey Ryan, 23, was pronounced lifeless on the scene alongside her one-year-old baby Alonzo Luchiano Quintero and her unborn child boy following the horrible crash. 

The unborn kid’s father, Renald, was additionally killed within the crash after the automotive break up in half instantly on influence, these near the household confirmed. 

Asherey, Renald, and little Alonzo have been on their technique to a health care provider’s appointment for a being pregnant check-up when Linton smashed into the automotive they have been touring in.

‘A younger household was destroyed within the blink of a watch,’ Gascón mentioned Monday. ‘There’s catastrophic harm to the households and mates of these killed and injured. 

‘It’s not solely an amazing loss to their households, however to our whole group, who realized of this unimaginable tragedy who watched the now viral video of the collision.’

PICTURED: Asherey Ryan, 23, died in the fiery crash with her one-year-old child and her unborn child. Tributes have poured in for the mother, who was expecting another child this year

PICTURED: Asherey Ryan, 23, died within the fiery crash with her one-year-old baby and her unborn baby. Tributes have poured in for the mom, who was anticipating one other baby this year

One-year-old baby boy Alonzo (pictured) was also killed in the horrific collision between South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue on Thursday afternoon

One-year-old child boy Alonzo (pictured) was additionally killed within the horrific collision between South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue on Thursday afternoon

LA County DA George Gascón said Linton was traveling at speeds of at least 90mph when she sped through a read light and hit crossing vehicles at the busy intersection of La Brea and Slauson Avenues. He is pictured during a press conference Monday

LA County DA George Gascón mentioned Linton was touring at speeds of not less than 90mph when she sped by a learn gentle and hit crossing autos on the busy intersection of La Brea and Slauson Avenues. He is pictured throughout a press convention Monday

Skid marks are seen on the ground at the intersection as investigators on Thursday evening tried to work out what had happened

Skid marks are seen on the bottom on the intersection as investigators on Thursday night tried to work out what had occurred

Graphic shows the direction the SUV was going in along South La Brea Avenue when it ran the red light and caused the horrendous crash

Graphic exhibits the course the SUV was entering into alongside South La Brea Avenue when it ran the crimson gentle and brought about the horrendous crash

Nicole L Linton (pictured) was the driver of the Mercedes which smashed into multiple cars in Los Angeles. She was arrested last week, cops confirmed

Nicole L Linton (pictured) was the motive force of the Mercedes which smashed into a number of automobiles in Los Angeles. She was arrested final week, cops confirmed 

Tabia Johnson, a witness to the crash, took a photograph of Linton sitting down on a close-by sidewalk following the crash, with the burning aftermath seen within the background. 

Johnson, who condemned the lady’s driving, mentioned Linton solely appeared to have suffered minor accidents, together with bleeding close to the top. 

The ICU nurse cooperated with investigators, together with checking of her bloodwork to see if she was underneath the affect when the deadly collision passed off.

Gascón mentioned throughout Monday’s press convention that ‘there was no proof of alcohol use at this level.’ 

A lady who recognized herself as Linton’s buddy, beforehand instructed reporters she was ‘drunk’ and ‘preventing with her boyfriend’ earlier than she bought in her automotive and smashed right into a site visitors jam. 

Gascón acknowledged the lady’s allegations throughout Monday’s press briefing and mentioned investigators are working to ‘additional determine this individual.’ 

He declined to offer any extra details about the lady and her allegations.

The ICU nurse, thought to be driving under the influence, smashed into multiple cars and killed six people last week

The ICU nurse, regarded as driving underneath the affect, smashed into a number of automobiles and killed six folks final week

The mangled wreck of the Mercedes that Linton was speeding in is shown here after the crash. Linton survived the crash but six others died, including Asherey Ryan and her one-year-old son, Alonzo

The mangled wreck of the Mercedes that Linton was rushing in is proven right here after the crash. Linton survived the crash however six others died, together with Asherey Ryan and her one-year-old son, Alonzo

Stunning video of the crash present autos screeching throughout the road, bursting into flames, earlier than lastly coming to a cease in a mangled wreck simply toes away from rows of extremely flammable pumps.

The gut-wrenching deadly pile up occurred between South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue on Thursday afternoon round 1.40pm. 

Eight folks have been left preventing for his or her lives with horrendous accidents following the devastating smash. Of these injured, six have been teenagers and one suffered main accidents. 

LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed and listed Asherey Ryan’s demise, alongside with unborn ‘Baby Boy Ryan.’

Tributes have poured in for Asherey, who is believed to have been eight months pregnant, and her baby after the devastating collision. 

Asherey’s sister, Seana, who posted a message on Instagram concerning the incident, mentioned she’s nonetheless shaken and heartbroken over the loss and condemned the motive force who she mentioned slammed into her brother-in-law’s automotive.

Tributes poured in for the mother after she was tragically killed in the violent collision. Her one-year old Alonzo was also pronounced dead at the scene

Tributes poured in for the mom after she was tragically killed within the violent collision. Her one-year outdated Alonzo was additionally pronounced lifeless on the scene

Mary Thompson prays as she brings a bouquet to the memorial site set after the crash which has taken six lives so far

Mary Thompson prays as she brings a bouquet to the memorial web site set after the crash which has taken six lives thus far

The father of the unborn child Renald (right) also died in the deadly crash. He is pictured with Asherey

The father of the unborn baby Renald (proper) additionally died within the lethal crash. He is pictured with Asherey 

London Carter, with Southern Missionary Baptist Church, prays over a makeshift memorial across the street from where a fiery multi-car crash left pregnant Asherey Ryan and her one-year-old son dead

London Carter, with Southern Missionary Baptist Church, prays over a makeshift memorial throughout the road from the place a fiery multi-car crash left pregnant Asherey Ryan and her one-year-old son lifeless

‘We’re on the lookout for authorized illustration as a result of this does not make any sense,’ Seana mentioned after reviewing movies of the crash. 

‘Her taking my sister, my nephew, my brother-in-law, she took my son’s solely cousin. We’re deeply damage. We must bury 4 folks,’ she added, together with the unborn baby.     

Alonzo’s father Luis Fernando Quintero wrote on-line: ‘I don’t have any phrases rn [right now] I’m an excessive amount of in ache as a result of this is one thing I by no means anticipated nobody did I’m going to overlook you each and I didn’t get to say goodbye or make up for time lost with you Alonzo my coronary heart is aching could y’all relaxation in piece [peace] god has gained two superb angels.’

The household have created a GoFundMe to assist with funeral prices following the horrific ordeal.

Witness Veronica Esquival mentioned that she was pumping fuel when particles instantly began flying by the air throughout the horrific smash – attributable to the feminine driver, who was alone within the automotive.

The Mercedes races past a gas station then smashes into the side of a traffic jam, causing a flaming inferno in the Windsor Hills district

The Mercedes races previous a fuel station then smashes into the aspect of a site visitors jam, inflicting a flaming inferno within the Windsor Hills district 

The Mercedes coupe can be seen speeding past the gas station toward the intersection before the sickening crash on Wednesday

The Mercedes coupe might be seen rushing previous the fuel station towards the intersection earlier than the sickening crash on Wednesday

She mentioned {that a} child tragically landed on the ground within the center of the fuel station earlier than panicked staff tried to resuscitate the kid. 

She mentioned: ‘I used to be about to pump fuel and all of a sudden, I hear all of the noises from all of the collisions, after which the fireplace explosion and I noticed issues, steel and issues flying within the air. So, I simply coated myself behind the pump.

‘All of the sudden, a child actually flew from the center of the intersection to the center of the fuel station and landed proper on the ground in entrance of me.

One woman claimed that the driver was her friend, and that she had been drinking after fighting with her boyfriend prior to the deadly crash

One lady claimed that the motive force was her buddy, and that she had been consuming after preventing with her boyfriend previous to the lethal crash

‘One of the employees got here and noticed me with the child and took the child out of my fingers. Somebody tried to resuscitate the child, however the child was gone.’

Linton was alone within the automotive, officers confirmed. 

Another heartbroken witness, Alphonso Word, who was just some automobiles away from the intersection when the tragedy struck, instructed KTLA that the crash sounded ‘like a bomb.’ 

He mentioned that the kid was ‘ejected from the road’ as was the pregnant mom, who ‘landed over to the aspect.’  

Devastating pictures present autos left burnt out after firefighters doused the large flames attributable to the crash – after an inferno made it appear to be ‘the entire intersection was on fireplace.’ 

The stunning footage, taken from a fuel station overlooking the scene, begins because the Mercedes coupe races previous the pumps at a blistering tempo.

The doomed car fails to interrupt because it bears down on site visitors flowing each methods throughout the packed intersection.

The shocking footage, taken from a gas station overlooking the scene, starts as the Mercedes coupe races past the pumps at blistering pace

The stunning footage, taken from a fuel station overlooking the scene, begins because the Mercedes coupe races previous the pumps at blistering tempo 

The doomed vehicle fails to break as it bears down on the traffic flowing both ways across the packed intersection

The doomed car fails to interrupt because it bears down on the site visitors flowing each methods throughout the packed intersection

It slams into the primary automotive, which instantly bursts right into a fireball earlier than plowing by a number of others that spin from the large influence. The crash sends all of them hurtling in direction of one other fuel station throughout the intersection earlier than lastly coming to a cease in a crumpled mess.

The pile up got here to a cease simply earlier than the second fuel station over the street, which is thought of an architectural icon.

Images present mangled, burnt-out autos splattered throughout the road in what was described by California Highway Patrol as wanting ‘like a warfare zone.’

Debra Jackson, who was filling her automotive with fuel, instructed CBS Los Angeles: ‘All of a sudden, I heard a giant explosion and flames went over my complete automotive. I although my automotive was on fireplace.’ 

California Highway Patrol spokesman Franco Pepi mentioned that ‘not less than six or seven’ autos have been concerned – and three turned engulfed in flames. 

He added: ‘Just unknown causes for the excessive velocity presently … Everyone must drive with extra due regard as a result of loads of collisions occur, and this simply occurs to be on the prime of the checklist of how unhealthy they will get.’ 

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