HEARTBREAKING photos have emerged of a pregnant woman and her baby after they were among six people killed in a horrific accident.
Footage captured the moment a driver sped through a red light, sparking the crash that killed Asherey Ryan, 23, on Thursday.
Police officers arrested Nicole L. Linton, 37, in connection with the fatal crash in Los Angeles, according to local media.
New footage of the accident shows a Mercedes-Benz smashing into a traffic jam at high speed and hitting another vehicle, which bursts into flames.
The collision is said to have pushed the pile of vehicles into a gas station.
Linton, a Texas nurse who was appointed to NBC by police sources, is currently being treated at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Police are awaiting her release from hospital and she is set to face charges of involuntary manslaughter and gross negligence, according to CBS News Monday.
It was reported that Linton was traveling at more than 100 miles per hour.
It is not yet clear whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident.
However, an alleged friend claimed to KTLA that the woman had been arguing with her boyfriend and drinking before the horror wreck.
Ryan’s unborn child and young son Alonzo were among the victims.
“He was almost a year old. He was going to be one on the 11th this month,” said Ryan’s sister, Cotie Davis.
She said she saw video of the crash and recognized her sister’s clothing in the footage.
“And then it looked like my nephew in the car seat,” the heartbroken family member said.
“There will always be a hole in my heart,” Davis said.
“My sister, who I grew up with every day. She was like my best friend.”
The fetus is being counted as an additional death “due to rare circumstances,” police told the Los Angeles Times.
Two underage men, a man and another woman were among those killed, the coroner’s office told The US Sun.
They have not yet been identified.
Eight others, including six children and two adults, were treated in hospital after the accident.
One suffered serious injuries.
An unidentified witness claimed the Mercedes-Benz hit her car as she exited the service station.
“I got out, had gas,” she told the LA Times.
“All of a sudden this Mercedes comes towards me with … fire. I didn’t have time to think about it. It hit my car. I turned and hit the bench sideways.”
“The flames just went over everyone,” added Debra Jackson, one of the crash victims.
“The flames went all over my car.”
Other witnesses reported the horror of seeing children thrown from vehicles as the cars collided.
“It was seeing the kids that got to me,” witness Alphonso Ward told CBS.
“The kids. They never had a chance. I thought about this mom who was probably happy to have a baby. But she’s gone.”
Another witness, Veronica Esquival, told KTLA that a baby flew toward them from the collision.
“All of a sudden, a baby literally flew from the middle of the intersection to the middle of the gas station and landed on the ground right in front of me,” Esquival said.
“One of the workers came and saw me with the baby and took the baby from my hand.
“Someone tried to resuscitate the baby, but the baby was gone,” she said.
The Sun has reached out to law enforcement for comment.
An investigation is underway.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5938597/los-angeles-crash-asherey-ryan/ Infant and pregnant mother pictured after horror video showed driver speeding through red light at 100mph in crash that killed 6 people