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Nurse Nicole Linton was driving 130mph when she reportedly killed six in a fiery crash in Los Angeles
September 12, 2022
The nurse charged with murder for the fiery crash in Los Angeles that killed five people went 130 mph – it was revealed Sunday – 40 miles faster than previously thought.
Nicole Linton, 37, was initially thought to be driving her Mercedes at 90 mph, but according to court papers obtained by the Los Angles Times on Sunday, she pressed the pedal for at least five seconds before deliberately speeding into La Brea and Slauson Avenues. on August. 4.
“Further analysis shows that her speed at the time of impact was, in fact, 210 mph and that she pressed the accelerator for at least 5 seconds leading up to the crash, going from 222 mph to 130 mph,” the filing said. , which was released on Friday. .
Prosecutors quashed claims she lost consciousness by citing surveillance videos and data from her Mercedes. According to the documents, Linton had “full control of the steering and maintained the tilt of the steering wheel to direct her car directly to the busy intersection.”
“This NASCAR-worthy performance goes against the idea that she was unconscious or incapacitated,” the filing said.
Linton was beaten on six counts of murder and is facing five counts of vehicular manslaughter.
Asherey Ryan, who was pregnant, died in the crash, as did her 11-month-old son Allonzo and her boyfriend Reynold Lester. The family was reportedly on their way to a prenatal checkup at the time of the collision.
Linton’s attorneys filed medical forms last month detailing her struggle with bipolar disorder and included a statement by doctors that the nurse was in “apparent unconsciousness” at the time of the crash.