Nicole Linton, an ICU nurse accused in a six-death LA disaster, was also a party to thirteen previous collisions

Nicole Linton, an ICU nurse accused in a six-death LA disaster, was also a party to thirteen previous collisions
After her car collided with at least six vehicles, killing four adults, an infant, an 11-month-old toddler, and an unborn child, Nicole, 37, was charged with six counts of murder.

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California’s Los Angeles According to numerous reports, the ICU nurse accused of killing six people, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child in a blazing collision in Los Angeles, had a history of car accidents as well as a history of mental health concerns. On August 8, six accusations of murder were brought against Nicole Lorraine Linton, a 37-year-old travelling nurse from Houston, Texas, in connection with the crash on August 4.

According to Daily Mail, the nurse apparently had been in 13 accidents before being subcontracted to work in a hospital and given a licence. When Linton ran a red light just after 1:30 p.m., according to the prosecution, she was travelling at speeds of up to 90 mph. According to reports, she struck at least six automobiles. Asherey Ryan, 23, who was pregnant, her 11-month-old baby Alonzo, and her boyfriend, Reynold Lester, 24, all perished in the collision. Although their names have not been made public, two additional women in another vehicle were also killed. Five additional patients with minor wounds were treated and released. The four adults, the 11-month-old child, and the unborn child are all included in the six murder accusations. The unborn child of Ryan is not included in the five counts of vehicular manslaughter.

At the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Hospital, Linton was performing contract work while in Los Angeles. She joined the nursing contractor company AMN Healthcare in October 2020, where she was employed. According to her LinkedIn profile, Linton worked for General Motors as a sales manager until 2009. She didn’t finish her nursing degree until 2015, although she started working in healthcare as a “extern” at NYU in 2010. On Tuesday, August 9, queries regarding Linton’s qualifications were not immediately answered by AMN Healthcare.

On Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol, which is in charge of the incident investigation, declined to divulge any details regarding Linton’s driving history. George Gascón, the district attorney for Los Angeles, similarly declined to respond to inquiries from reporters on the suspect’s driving history on Monday, citing the ongoing investigation. According to the New York Post, he added, “We’re not talking about that right now.”

In court on August 8, Linton’s attorney stated that she has a “deep” history of mental health issues in other places. He requested that her arraignment be postponed until October, claiming that they would have contributed to the collision. It is still unknown why she ran the red light and sped past the junction because she had no alcohol or drugs in her system. According to the Daily Mail, it has obtained crash documents from two Texas incidents involving Linton, one from 2013 and one from 2016. Furthermore, it is still unknown how Linton, who had severe mental health issues, managed to work in healthcare, much less in the intensive care unit.

THE LOS ANGELES- Nicole Linton, a 37-year-old ICU nurse, was stopped and charged with vehicular manslaughter after she crashed into several vehicles while going 80 mph in her Mercedes and running a red light, killing six people and wounding eight more.

— Joshua Jered on August 7, 2022 (@Joshuajered)

Linton sobbed as she was accused of six counts of murder in court. According to the LA Times, George Gascón warned Linton that if she were to be found guilty of all charges, she would face life in jail.

The judge rejects the $300,000 bail request made by Nicole Linton’s lawyer.

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