Pregnant mother, baby and 4 others killed in ‘drunk nurse’ accident

Asherey Ryan (left), her unborn baby, her young child and her boyfriend were among five dead in a Los Angeles fire accident

Asherey Ryan (left), her unborn baby, her young child and her boyfriend were among five fatalities in a Los Angeles fire accident (Images: Facebook)

A pregnant mother, her boyfriend, her young child and three others were killed in an accident allegedly caused by a drunk nurse.

The high-speed crash happened around 2 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of La Brea and Slauson Avenues in Los Angeles. The vehicles caught fire near a gas station.

Asherey Ryan, 23, her one-year-old child Alonzo Luchiano, her unborn baby and his father Renald have been pronounced dead at the scene, family members have told the Daily Mail. They were on their way to a doctor’s appointment to check on their pregnancy when a Mercedes Benz hit them.

Nicole Linton, 37, a Texas nurse working in California, has been arrested and is at the hospital where she is working with investigators, law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.

Ryan was 8 1/2 months pregnant.

“I’ve already cried. i cried I haven’t slept a bit. I cried out,” Ryan’s sister Sha’seana Kerr said on Instagram. “We have to bury four people.”

Kerr said she immediately felt something was wrong when she saw footage of the fiery crash.

“As soon as I see the video, it hits me, it hits someone else. I felt connected,” Kerr wrote. ‘She’s taking my sister, my nephews, my brother-in-law with her. She took my son’s only cousin with her. We are hurt so deeply.’

California Highway Patrol spokesman Franco Pepi said three adults, a pregnant woman and an infant were killed, meaning another adult who has not been identified died.

Eight other people were injured in the crash.

A GoFundMe page created on Friday afternoon said that “the worst happened” on Thursday.

“We need help with funeral expenses because they didn’t have insurance, so any donations help,” it said. “Please let the family mourn in peace.”

The site had raised more than $37,000 as of Friday night.

Linton is scheduled to be charged by the Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office on Monday. Her charges could include killing an unborn child and six other people.

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