PICTURED: Pregnant mother, 23, and her baby boy who were killed along with four others in fiery 80mph crash in LA: ‘Drunk’ nurse, 37, who plowed into five cars after argument with her boyfriend is arrested

  • Pregnant Asherey Ryan, 23, her one-year-old boy Alonzo, and her unborn child all died in the fiery crash  
  • California Highway Patrol said that ‘at least six or seven’ vehicles were involved – and three became engulfed in flames. They confirmed that the driver was a 37-year-old woman
  •  The driver, who according to a friend was drunk and fighting with her boyfriend, has major injuries in hospital after the destructive car crash
  • She has now been arrested and is set to be formally charged on Monday  
  • Vehicles in Windsor Hills, Los Angeles, were sent screeching across the street, bursting into flames, before finally coming to a stop in a mangled wreck just feet away from rows of highly flammable pumps
  • Six people have died in the crash, and eight are injured in the hospital 
  • One witness tried to save a baby, who landed at her feet in the gas station

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This is the first picture of a pregnant woman and her baby boy who were killed along with four others in a fiery crash at an intersection after a ‘drunk’ speeding driver slammed into five cars. 

Pregnant Asherey Ryan, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene alongside her one-year-old child Alonzo and her unborn baby boy after a 37-year-old woman rammed her car through a red light at 80mph in Windsor Hills, Los Angeles.

The driver, believed to be a nurse, was arrested and for vehicular manslaughter – and is expected to be formally charged by Los Angeles County district attorney on Monday, according to the LA Times. 

She is co-operating with investigators checking her bloodwork to see if she was under the influence when the fatal collision took place.  

Vehicles were sent screeching across the street, bursting into flames, before finally coming to a stop in a mangled wreck just feet away from rows of highly flammable pumps.

A woman has claimed that the speeding driver, who was her friend, was ‘drunk’ and ‘fighting with her boyfriend’ before she got in her car and smashed into a traffic jam. 

The gut-wrenching fatal pile up happened between South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue on Thursday afternoon. 

PICTURED: Asherey Ryan, 23, died in the fiery crash with her one-year-old child and her unborn child. Tributes have poured in for the mother, who was expecting another child this year

PICTURED: Asherey Ryan, 23, died in the fiery crash with her one-year-old child and her unborn child. Tributes have poured in for the mother, who was expecting another child this year

One-year-old baby boy Alonzo (pictured) was also killed in the horrific collision between South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue on Thursday afternoon

One-year-old baby boy Alonzo (pictured) was also killed in the horrific collision between South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue on Thursday afternoon

Tributes poured in for the mother after she was tragically killed in the violent collision. Her one-year old Alonzo was also pronounced dead at the scene

Tributes poured in for the mother after she was tragically killed in the violent collision. Her one-year old Alonzo was also pronounced dead at the scene

This is the horrific moment the Los Angeles driver sent the row of cars hurtling toward another gas station over the road before stopped just before the pumps

This is the horrific moment the Los Angeles driver sent the row of cars hurtling toward another gas station over the road before stopped just before the pumps

A child's car seat was seen ejected from a vehicle on the crash site. It was confirmed that a baby died in the horrific ordeal

A child’s car seat was seen ejected from a vehicle on the crash site. It was confirmed that a baby died in the horrific ordeal

Graphic shows the direction the SUV was going in along South La Brea Avenue when it ran the red light and caused the horrendous crash

Graphic shows the direction the SUV was going in along South La Brea Avenue when it ran the red light and caused the horrendous crash

Skid marks are seen on the ground at the intersection as investigators on Thursday evening tried to work out what had happened

Skid marks are seen on the ground at the intersection as investigators on Thursday evening tried to work out what had happened

Eight people have been left fighting for their lives with horrendous injuries following the devastating smash at 1:40 p.m. Of those injured, six were teens and one suffered major injuries. The driver is one of those with injuries in hospital. 

LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed and listed Asherey Ryan’s death, along with unborn ‘Baby Boy Ryan.’

Tributes have poured in for Asherey, who is believed to have been six months pregnant, and her child after the devastating collision. 

One person wrote online: ‘I don’t have any words rn [right now] I’m too much in pain because this is something I never expected no one did I’m going to miss you both and I didn’t get to say goodbye or make up for time lost with you Alonzo my heart is aching may y’all rest in piece god has gained two amazing angels.’

Witness Veronica Esquival said that she was pumping gas when debris suddenly started flying through the air during the horrific smash – caused by the female driver, who is said to have been alone in the car. 

Witness Veronica Esquival said that the baby landed at her feet after the deadly smash. She was pumping gas at the station when the tragedy happened

She said that a baby tragically landed on the floor in the middle of the gas station before panicked workers tried to resuscitate the child. 

She said: ‘I was about to pump gas and all of a sudden, I hear all of the noises from all of the collisions, and then the fire explosion and I saw things, metal and things flying in the air. So, I just covered myself behind the pump.

‘All of the sudden, a baby literally flew from the middle of the intersection to the middle of the gas station and landed right on the floor in front of me.

‘One of the workers came and saw me with the baby and took the baby out of my hands. Somebody tried to resuscitate the baby, but the baby was gone.’

One woman, who claims to be a friend of the Mercedes driver, said she believed she had been drinking after having an argument with her boyfriend before the deadly crash. 

The driver was alone in the car, officials confirmed. 

She told KTLA: ‘She was drinking and she was not aware that it was a red light because she shot straight through.’ 

Another heartbroken witness Alphonso Word, who was just a few cars away from the intersection when the tragedy struck, said that the crash sounded ‘like a bomb.’ 

He said that the child was ‘ejected from the street’ as was the the pregnant mother, who ‘landed over to the side.’  

Devastating images show vehicles left burnt out after firefighters doused the huge flames caused by the crash – after an inferno made it look like ‘the whole intersection was on fire.’ 

Tributes poured in for the mother following the tragedy, as they said 'God has gained two amazing angels'

The gut-wrenching fatal pile up happened between South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Asherey Ryan (pictured) was one of the victims

The gut-wrenching fatal pile up happened between South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Asherey Ryan (pictured) was one of the victims

The woman was thought to have been six months pregnant when she was killed in the car crash

The woman was thought to have been six months pregnant when she was killed in the car crash

The mother and Alonzo (pictured) were two of the victims in the car crash. The driver, a 37-year-old woman thought to be a nurse, has been arrested after the collision

The mother and Alonzo (pictured) were two of the victims in the car crash. The driver, a 37-year-old woman thought to be a nurse, has been arrested after the collision 

The Mercedes races past a gas station then smashes into the side of a traffic jam, causing a flaming inferno in the Windsor Hills district

The Mercedes races past a gas station then smashes into the side of a traffic jam, causing a flaming inferno in the Windsor Hills district 

Fire department officials are seen on Thursday with a burnt-out car following the crash

Fire department officials are seen on Thursday with a burnt-out car following the crash

The Mercedes coupe can be seen speeding past the gas station toward the intersection before the sickening crash on Wednesday

The Mercedes coupe can be seen speeding past the gas station toward the intersection before the sickening crash on Wednesday

One woman claimed that the driver was her friend, and that she had been drinking after fighting with her boyfriend prior to the deadly crash

One woman claimed that the driver was her friend, and that she had been drinking after fighting with her boyfriend prior to the deadly crash

Another witness Alphonso Word said that the crash sounded ‘like a bomb.’ 

Devastating images show vehicles left burnt out after firefighters doused the huge flames caused by the crash – after an inferno made it look like ‘the whole intersection was on fire.’ 

The shocking footage, taken from a gas station overlooking the scene, starts as the Mercedes coupe races past the pumps at blistering pace.

The doomed vehicle fails to break as it bears down on the traffic flowing both ways across the packed intersection.

It slams into the first car, which immediately bursts into a sickening fireball before plowing through several others that spin from the huge impact. The crash sends them all hurtling towards another gas station across the intersection before finally coming to a stop in a crumpled mess.

The pile up came to a stop just before the second gas station over the road, which is considered an architectural icon.

The gut-wrenching pile up, between South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue, killed the pregnant woman, her unborn child and the one-year-old

The gut-wrenching pile up, between South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue, killed the pregnant woman, her unborn child and the one-year-old

The doomed vehicle fails to break as it bears down on the traffic flowing both ways across the packed intersection

The doomed vehicle fails to break as it bears down on the traffic flowing both ways across the packed intersection

Social media images showed the battered vehicles left without wheels and roofs following the brutal impact

Social media images showed the battered vehicles left without wheels and roofs following the brutal impact

Images show mangled, burnt out vehicles splattered across the street in what was described by California Highway Patrol as looking ‘like a war zone.’

Eight of the nine injured were sent to area hospitals and six of the nine are children and teens. The driver of the Mercedes is believed to be one of the people sent to the hospital with major injuries.

Debra Jackson, who was filling her car with gas, told CBSLA: ‘All of a sudden, I heard a big explosion and flames went over my whole car. I though my car was on fire.’ 

California Highway Patrol spokesman Franco Pepi said that ‘at least six or seven’ vehicles were involved – and three became engulfed in flames. He also confirmed that the driver was a 37-year-old woman. 

He added: ‘Just unknown reasons for the high speed at this time … Everyone needs to drive with more due regard because a lot of collisions happen, and this just happens to be at the top of the list of how bad they can get.’ 

The shocking footage, taken from a gas station overlooking the scene, starts as the Mercedes coupe races past the pumps at blistering pace

The shocking footage, taken from a gas station overlooking the scene, starts as the Mercedes coupe races past the pumps at blistering pace 

Meanwhile eight people have been left fighting for their lives with horrendous injuries following the devastating smash at 1:40 p.m.

Meanwhile eight people have been left fighting for their lives with horrendous injuries following the devastating smash at 1:40 p.m.

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