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Runs red light 100 miles: Nurse speeding Mercedes-Benz causes crash in flames that leaves 6 dead and 8 injured in Los Angeles

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A horrific car accident claimed the lives of six people and injured eight others due to the negligence of Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, a nurse who is now being held on a vehicular manslaughter charge in Los Angeles.

The main suspect ran a red light at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour, when the limit on La Brea Avenue was 56, causing the tragic accident on Thursday, August 4.

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Linton was also injured and was detained while hospitalized at Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Semana wrote.

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Nurse in a Mercedes was the cause of the accident in Los Angeles

One of the six fatalities was a pregnant woman and another a one-year-old baby, while of the eight injured, six are minors and two adults. All were rushed to the aforementioned medical center.

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The woman accused as the main suspect caused the accident by going through a red light. Nicole Lorraine Linton faces charges of vehicular homicide with the aggravating circumstance of gross negligence and in addition, it is being evaluated whether she could have been under the influence of any substance, as the authorities suspect, according to the local press.

“Preliminary investigation indicates that Nicole Lorraine Linton was driving a dark colored Mercedes-Benz, traveling south on La Brea Avenue at a high rate of speed. While driving the Mercedes, Linton ran through a red light and collided with multiple vehicles traveling east and west on Slauson Avenue,” the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said in a statement.

According to CHP officials, “several people were ejected and two vehicles were completely engulfed in flames. After the collision, the parties involved were transported by ambulance and six people were pronounced dead at the scene.”

Franco Pepi, the officer in charge of the case, indicated that the scene seemed like a “war zone” due to the parts of the vehicles that were scattered through the streets as a result of the impact of the accident. (YO)

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