(Los Angeles, CA) — 37-year-old nurse, Nicole Lorraine Linton, is facing multiple vehicular manslaughter charges after a fatal accident Thursday that took the lives of 6, including an unborn baby.
Police say the traveling nurse from Texas may have been drunk and upset after having a fight with her boyfriend.
The accident was caught on multiple cameras and shows Linton careening through a red light at a busy LA intersection, striking several cars and a gas station.
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California Highway Patrol said multiple people were ejected and two vehicles were engulfed in flames as Linton traveled over 50 miles per hour through the intersection.
Asherey Ryan, a 23-year-old pregnant woman, and her unborn child were killed, along with two other women and a man, as well as a boy, however, their names were not made public.
CHP Officer Franco Pepi said that onlookers attempted to help those involved in the accident, but the flames that engulfed the vehicles were just too hot.
8 others were hurt in the accident, including a 33-year-old woman and six children ranging in age from 13 months old to 15 years old.
Linton was also hospitalized with minor injuries and will be transported directly to jail once released.