The sister of the pregnant woman, who died in a car accident in California that killed five others, said the family forgave the driver arrested in the fatal collision.
Sha’seana Kerr – whose sister Asherey Ryan was among the victims of Thursday’s wreck – expressed her sympathy for Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, who allegedly caused the accident after she ran a red light at a Los Angeles intersection.
“I just want to tell her that we forgive her,” Kerr told KTLA.
“She’s going to have to live with it for the rest of her life. That’s why she was spared. We already get it.”
At around 1.140pm on Thursday, a Mercedes-Benz ran through a red light before crashing into through traffic, video of the tragic accident received from RMG News shows.
Investigators allege that Linton — a nurse at Kaiser Permanente’s West Los Angeles Medical Center — was driving at over 100 mph in a 35-mile zone, Fox 11 reported.
Ryan’s unborn child, her 11-month-old son Alonzo Quintero, and boyfriend Reynold Lester all died in the crash. Lester had reportedly been driving her to a antenatal exam at the time of the accident.
Six minors and two adults were also injured in the wreck.
In Saturday’s interview, Ryan’s sister said she was her “first best friend.”
“The first person I knew. First person I’ve probably spoken to,” she said at a gathering at the crash site. “She’s my only big sister. Every day we take our sons outside and walk them around the block. Every day. The neighbors know us. Today I had to do this walk alone with my son.”
Officials arrested Linton Friday on charges of involuntary manslaughter and gross negligence.
The case was referred to the Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office.
Linton – who was hospitalized for serious injuries she sustained in the wreck – is expected to appear in court on Monday.
https://nypost.com/2022/08/08/asherey-ryans-family-says-they-forgive-driver-in-crash/ Asherey Ryan’s family say they ‘forgive’ driver in accident