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‘We Forgive Her,’ Pregnant Victim’s Sister Says Of Accused Driver In Fatal LA Crash

Asherey Ryan died along with her unborn and infant sons in a fiery crash that took six lives.

The sister of the pregnant woman killed in a multi-car crash on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles’ Windsor Hills neighborhood has forgiven the driver accused of causing the tragic collision that took six lives and injured eight others.

KTLA reports that devastated family members and their supporters gathered over the weekend for prayer around a makeshift memorial at the crash site where Asherey Ryan, 23, who was six months pregnant, died, along with her 11-month-old son Alonzo and her fiancé, Reynold Lester.

“I just want to tell her that we forgive her,” Ryan’s sister Shoshanna Kerr told KTLA. “She will have to live with this for the rest of her life. That’s why she was spared. We understand it already.”

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Sha’seana Kerr said Ryan, her older sister, was “my first best friend. The first person I knew. The first person I probably had a conversation with.” She recalled walking daily with her big sister to take their sons for a walk. “Today, I had to walk alone with my son,” she said.

Ryan’s stepfather, Lloyd Manning, recalled the last time he was with his grandson.

“I walked out to go to work. Alonzo would do his little ‘Ooh! Ooh!’ thing he always does,” he said. “I reached out and wanted a hug, and he gave me a hug and gave me a kiss. That was the last thing I got to see.”

Nicole Linton was expected to appear in court on Monday (Aug. 8) to face formal charges. On Friday, the California Highway Patrol arrested Linton, 37, on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. The traveling nurse allegedly drove her Mercedes-Benz as fast as 100 mph and slammed into crossing traffic at an intersection.

She was transported to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood on Saturday after her release from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, NBC News Los Angeles reported. Her original bail was set at $2 million but later increased to $9 million.

GoFundMe pages were created to help the families of Lester and Ryan, Alonzo and her unborn son, pay for funeral expenses.

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