LOS ANGELES.- The nurse who allegedly caused the car accident in Los Angeles that killed six people, including a pregnant woman and her unborn childwas charged with murder on Monday, prosecutors said.
Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, She was charged with six counts of murder and also faces five counts of vehicular homicideLos Angeles County District Attorney told reporters, George Gasconand described the accident as “a terrible tragedy”.
Linton, a nurse at the West LA Medical Center of Kaiser Permanente, was going over 100 mph in a 35 mph zone shortly before jump a traffic light in red Thursday afternoon.
His Mercedes hit at least five other cars, burning three at least.
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She shed tears during court
Fox 11 Los Angeles reported that they could be seen tears running down Linton’s face during his first court appearance on Monday, mentions the NY Post.
Asherey Ryanwhich was pregnantdied in the accident, as did his son Allonzo, 11 months, and her boyfriend Reynold Lester. The family was reportedly on their way to antenatal check-ups at the time of the crash.
Two other women died in the accident, although they have not yet been publicly identified.
Injured children and adults
In the accident also resulted six children and two adults injured.
Linton was among those injured, police said. She has since been released from the hospital and was detained in lieu of a $9 million bail in the Century Regional Detention Center Los Angeles County, authorities said Monday.
A California Highway Patrol officer said the aftermath of the crash “almost look like a war zone”, describing a scene of crushed and burned vehicles with car parts strewn all over the street.
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