Those who were unfortunate enough to witness the crash called it 'horrific' and 'tragic.'

37-year-old Nicole Lorraine Linton, a traveling nurse from Texas who had a license to practice in Texas and California was at the center of a horrendous car crash in Los Angeles.

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According to investigators, Linton was traveling around 90 mph when she ran a red light, bursting into oncoming traffic in a busy intersection. Surveillance video of the crash shows Linton's car slamming into multiple cars, immediately busting into a fire while debris flies everywhere.


Inside one vehicle that was struck by Linton was Asherey Ryan, 23, who was six months pregnant, her 11-month-old son Alonzo, and her fiancé, Reynold Lester. The family was traveling to a prenatal appointment as they excitedly awaited the arrival of a new baby.


The entire family, including their unborn child, was killed by the crash. “A young family was destroyed in the blink of an eye,” District Attorney George Gascón said at a news conference Monday.


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One witness Veronica Esquival, found herself involved in the aftermath of the tragedy. She explained the unimaginable moment as she watched a baby fly across the intersection and land right in front of her on the ground.

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“One of the workers came and saw me with the baby and took the baby out of my hands. Somebody tried to resuscitate the baby but the baby was gone," Esquival said.

“It’s just like a bomb. A child was in the street… had got ejected. A pregnant mother was lying over to the side,” Alphonso Word told KTLA.

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Linton survived the horrific crash but had to be extracted from her vehicle. She is being held on a $9 million bond and faces up to 90 years to life in prison if convicted.

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“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," Gascón expressed.

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