Woman arrested in deadly Windsor Hills collision identified

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LOS ANGELES (KNX) – California Highway Patrol arrested the driver of the Mercedes accused of causing Thursday’s deadly crash in Windsor Hills.

An official with CHP told KNX News the woman was arrested for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. She is still being hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for injuries she sustained in the collision.

The woman was identified as 37-year-old Nicole Linton, an official with CHP told KNX News. According to the Los Angeles Times, she's a nurse registered to practice in California and Texas.

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NBC 4 reported that she is a travel nurse.

It's unclear at this time if the woman was under the influence at the time of the crash.

Footage of the collision showed a Mercedes speeding through a red light on La Brea Avenue at Slauson, colliding into multiple cars before flames erupted.

CHP Officer Franco Pepi said the Mercedes was traveling at least 50 miles per hour.

Six people were killed in the collision. Among the victims were an infant, a pregnant woman and her unborn child. At least eight people were injured.

According to City News Service, a media report said almost the people who were hospitalized have been released.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said a prosecutor has already been assigned to the case.

City News Service and the Associated Press contributed to this article.

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