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Fiery Los Angeles Collision: 5 Killed, 8 Hurt as Speeding Vehicle Blazes Through Red Light

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In a tragic event on Thursday, a Mercedes-Benz driver ran a red light at the West Slauson and South La Brea avenues in Los Angeles, causing a catastrophic accident involving multiple vehicles. The collision resulted in the death of five individuals, including an infant, a pregnant woman, and her unborn child. Eight other people were injured in the incident, which involved at least six other cars.

The incident took place around 1:40 p.m. when the black Mercedes collided with a pole before crashing into the surrounding vehicles, some of which caught fire. In the aftermath of the fiery crash, the intersection was engulfed in flames, with witness Harper Washington stating that it appeared as though a bomb had been dropped.

Two days after the horrific event, the suspect, identified as 37-year-old Nicole Lorraine Linton from Houston, who is a nurse working in Los Angeles, was arrested. Linton, who sustained moderate injuries and is still hospitalized, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

The California Highway Patrol has included the unborn child of 23-year-old Asherey Ryan, who was killed in the collision along with her 11-month-old son, in the death toll. Officials have yet to disclose the identities and ages of the three remaining fatalities.

Source: AOL