The sister of a woman who died in a multi-car accident last week has offered words of forgiveness to the driver blamed for the collision.
Investigators arrested Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, a nurse, in connection with Thursday’s high-speed accident in Windsor Hills that killed five people. Asherey Ryan, a 23-year-old pregnant woman, was among the victims along with her 1-year-old son and boyfriend. Only Ryan has been officially identified by the coroner.
“I just want to say to her that we forgive her,” Sha’seana Kerr, Ryan’s sister, told KTLA on Saturday as she gathered with family and friends at the crash site. “She’s going to have to live with it for the rest of her life. That’s why she was spared. We already get it.”
On Thursday afternoon, Linton was going up to 100 miles per hour in a Mercedes-Benz when she ran a red light, hitting several vehicles and setting some of them on fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Family members, friends and strangers have left flowers on the grounds.
Kerr, one of Ryan’s younger sisters, said Ryan was her “first best friend.” The pain of losing her family members felt worse, she said, upon realizing they were gone.
“The first person I knew. The first person I’ve probably spoken to,” she said. “She’s my only big sister. Every day we take our sons outside and walk them around the block. Every day. The neighbors know us. Today I had to do this walk alone with my son.”
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-07/sister-of-crash-victims-forgive-driver ‘We forgive her,’ victim’s sister says of Windsor Hill driver