Houston Nurse Who Killed 6 People In Fiery Crash Has Alarming Driving History

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Details continue to emerge in the case of a Houston nurse who killed 6 people, including a family of 4, following a disturbing car crash near Los Angeles last week.

37-year-old Nicole Linton appeared in court on Monday. She has been charged with six counts of murder and vehicular manslaughter. She did not enter a plea and is being held without bail in California.

Prosecutors say Nicole was going 90 miles per hour last Thursday when she plowed through a clear red light at a busy intersection, setting several vehicles on fire. A pregnant woman, her 11-month-old son, and her boyfriend were killed in one vehicle, while 2 women were killed in another.

California authorities say Linton was not drunk or under the influence of any drugs at the time of the accident, but her driving history is quite extensive. California Highway Patrol says that Nicole Linton has 13 previous crashes on her record, including a 2020 accident that totaled two cars and caused bodily injuries.

Linton’s defense team says she has profound mental health issues but did not say if those issues were linked to the cause of the crash, which makes the fact that she is a traveling nurse all the more disturbing.

If convicted on all counts, Nicole Linton could face up to 90 years in jail.

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Diantra Lawson

How is it that the one causing the deadly crash walks away. After all those injured and deceased people I don't see how she survived!!. Don't make sense.


I would Sue Harris County and the city of Houston for allowing her to have a driver's license and a car. How in the world does she afford insurance with that type of driving record? Imagine her being your nurse? How many other DUI's did she have or did they reduce them all to parking tickets.


sounds like her defense team is laying the groundwork for some alternative excuse for her behavior. I hope we get a smart jury on this and see through the BS and focus on what she has caused because she made poor choices and decisions. when you look at that crash it's indefensible for anything except for negligence, she was speeding the light had clearly been red for a few seconds and she just plowed through. the defenses response are excuses not reasons for what she caused.


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