The nurse, who is charged with murder in the fiery accident in Los Angeles that killed five people, was driving 130mph – it was revealed Sunday – 40 miles faster than previously thought.
Nicole Linton, 37, was originally believed to be driving her Mercedes at 90 miles per hour, but court filings obtained by the Los Angles Times on Sunday said she floored the pedal for at least five seconds before she died on March 27 4.
“Further analysis shows that her speed at impact was actually 130 mph and that she floored the accelerator for at least 5 seconds prior to the crash, going from 122 mph to 130 mph,” the statement released Friday said File .
Prosecutors refuted claims that she had lost consciousness, citing surveillance video and data from her Mercedes. The documents said Linton “maintained complete control of the steering and steering wheel tilt to keep her car heading straight for the crowded intersection.”
“This NASCAR-worthy performance contradicts the notion that she was unconscious or incapacitated,” the filing reads.
Linton has been afflicted with six counts of murder and faces five counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Asherey Ryan, who was pregnant, died in the accident, as did her 11-month-old son Allonzo and boyfriend Reynold Lester. The family was reportedly on their way to a antenatal check-up at the time of the clash.
Linton’s attorneys last month filed medical forms detailing her battle with bipolar disorder and a statement by doctors that the nurse had an “apparent loss of consciousness” at the time of the accident.
https://nypost.com/2022/09/11/nurse-nicole-linton-was-driving-130-mph-when-she-allegedly-killed-six-in-fiery-los-angeles-crash/ Nurse Nicole Linton was driving 130 mph when she allegedly killed six in a fiery accident in Los Angeles