A 37-year-old nurse accused of killing six people and injuring eight others when her Mercedes-Benz plowed into several vehicles in Windsor Hills last week faces six counts of murder and five counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, officials announced Monday.
Nicole Linton, a traveling nurse from Houston, was being held in lieu of $9 million bond and faces up to 90 years to life in prison if convicted, Gascón said. She appeared in court Monday, but it is unclear whether she entered a plea.
Asherey Ryan, 23, who was six months pregnant, her 11-month-old son Alonzo, and her fiancé, Reynold Lester, were on their way to a prenatal checkup when the speeding Mercedes hit them and exploded into flames.
“A young family was destroyed in the blink of an eye,” Gascón said at a news conference Monday. “While the wreckage of this fiery crash at this intersection was removed and traffic eventually resumed, there’s catastrophic damage to the families and friends of those killed and injured. It’s not only a tremendous loss to their families, but to our entire community, who learned of this incredible tragedy who watched the now viral video of the collision.”