Mercedes-Benz Collides With Multiple Cars Resulting In Death
Mercedes-Benz Sedan Car Accident Collides With Multiple Cars Resulting In Death
Asherey Ryan, her 11-month-old son Alonzo Quintero and her boyfriend, Reynold Lester, were killed in a fiery crash caused by a speeding car Thursday, Sha’seana Kerr said in a GoFundMe posting.
“Everybody’s heartbroken,” Kerr told KABC-TV. “She literally walked out the door, because we all live together, and she said, ‘Ok, I love y’all. I’m going to my doctor’s appointment to check up on the baby.’ We asked, ‘Oh, why don’t you leave our nephew here?’ She said, ‘No, I want to take my son for a ride.’ So, knowing that really, really broke our hearts.”
Ryan was pregnant with her second child at the time of the crash. Her sister said she was headed to a prenatal doctor’s appointment when the speeding car hit their vehicle.
The crash happened Thursday afternoon near a gas station in Windsor Hills, about 10 miles southwest of downtown LA. A Mercedes-Benz sedan ran a red light at high speed and caused the crash involving as many as six cars, according to the California Highway Patrol. Lester’s family told KABC-TV that the 24-year-old security guard was the father of the unborn child, who was listed as “baby boy Ryan” in online coroner’s records. Two other women and a man were also killed but their names weren’t made public Friday.
The California Highway Patrol said Nicole Lorraine Linton, who sustained moderate injuries in a collision, was taken into custody on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. If prosecutors receive the case next Monday as planned, they will decide whether to file criminal charges.
Linton, 37, is accused of causing a horrific crash while behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz sedan. The car reportedly never braked as it flew through an intersection, killing two people and injuring several others. Investigators are looking into whether Linton had a medical episode or was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Henry Sanchez was working at Sinclair Gas when he heard a loud noise. He looked out the window and saw people rushing to cars that were on fire. He remembered everybody trying to get the fire down and help people out, but nobody could do anything. Veronica Esquival was also nearby and she covered her head for protection as debris flew. Both witnesses were shocked by what they saw and heard. The scene was gut-wrenching, with the sound of metal hitting metal. The fire was so intense that nobody could get close enough to help the people inside the cars.
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