Each person involved in the fiery, multi-vehicle collision at a Windsor Hills, California intersection earlier this month have been identified with the final two names being released to the public.
According to NBC Los Angeles, 38-year-old Lynette Noble and 43-year-old Natesha Lewis were killed during the August 4 crash when a Mercedes-Benz sedan traveling at an estimated 90 mph slammed into several vehicles at the intersection of La Brea and Slauson avenues.
"It's been shocking," family friend Robbie Cross said on Wednesday (August 10) at the memorial, according to the news station. "We were not aware that our friend, her niece, was in one of the cars that was hit. We came out here to support all the other families, still not knowing that Lynette was one of the persons in that vehicle."
Asherey Ryan, a 23-year-old pregnant woman, her fiancé Raynold Lester and their 11-month-old son were on the way to a prenatal medical appointment when they were killed in the horrific crash. Armani, the baby on the way, also perished during the horrific incident.
According to KABC, the driver who caused the accident is 37-year-old Nicole Lorraine Linton. Linton survived the crash, but was hospitalized with injuries and has since been taken into custody at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release. The CHP announced on August 5 that charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence will be recommended when the case is presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on August 4, Linton’s Mercedes-Benz coup caused a crash involving as many as six cars near a gas station at the busy intersection. The Highway Patrol says several people were ejected from the cars and two vehicles caught fire.
Surveillance footage that has gone viral on social media shows the Mercedes careening through an intersection, striking at least two cars that exploded in flames. Warning: the video is graphic.
"It looked like the whole intersection from corner to corner was on fire," witness Harper Washington told the news station. "A lot of sparks and electricity. I was under the impression that, really at first I thought they dropped a bomb on us. I thought another world war had started. Then I realized it was a car into the sign."
"Once the fire went away and the booming left, I realized it was two cars there," Washington continued. "You could see the people on fire and that's just sad. I really pray for the people and the community."