Posted For: MugsMalone
Cindy Von Quednow
A 37-year-old nurse suspected of killing six people and injuring eight others when her speeding Mercedes-Benz plowed into several vehicles in a Los Angeles County intersection last week faces six counts of murder and five counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, officials announced Monday.
District Attorney George Gascón called the crash “tragic.”
The driver, identified as Nicole Linton, was working in Los Angeles as a traveling nurse out of Texas when the crash occurred last Thursday, authorities said.
Linton was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. She was being held in lieu of $9 million bond Monday and faces up to 90 years to life in prison if convicted, Gascón said.
Authorities believe Linton’s car was traveling at around 90 mph through Windsor Hills when she sped through a red light and hit crossing vehicles at the busy intersection of La Brea and Slauson avenues.
Asherey Ryan, 23, who was six months pregnant, her 11-month-old son Alonzo, and her fiancé, Reynold Lester, were on their way to a prenatal checkup when the speeding Mercedes-Benz hit them and exploded into flames.