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Charges are expected as early as Monday for the traveling Texas nurse accused of speeding through a Los Angeles intersection last week, resulting in a violent crash that left six people dead, including a baby and an eight-month-pregnant woman and a half who was on his way. at the prenatal visit.
Nicole Lorraine Linton, a 37-year-old traveling nurse from Houston, Texas, was arrested on suspicion of grossly negligent driving homicide after allegedly driving a Mercedes at nearly 100 mph through a red light at an intersection in the Windsor Hills section of Los Angeles, causing a violent accident Thursday.
Linton is hospitalized with moderate injuries at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the California Highway Patrol said.
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said Friday his office will be working with law enforcement throughout the weekend and the investigation could be brought to his office for review of charges “as early as Monday. “, reported FOX 11 Los Angeles.
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While in California, Linton reportedly worked at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center. The hospital released a brief statement in response to the accident, declining to comment at length amid the ongoing criminal investigation.
“Everyone at Kaiser Permanente is deeply saddened by Thursday’s horrific accident,” he said. “It is impossible to imagine the pain felt by those involved. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy. At this time, we are unable to comment on what has been reported as a criminal investigation.”
Among those killed were Asherey Ryan, 23, her 11-month-old son, Alonzo Quintero, and her boyfriend, Reynold Lester. Ryan was eight and a half months pregnant and expecting another baby boy. The family said they plan to name the unborn child who also killed Armani Lester.
The California Highway Patrol said up to eight vehicles were involved in the collision.
The coroner’s office has identified another victim as 66-year-old Craig Pitchford, a possible pedestrian.
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