Photos: Prayers, memorial for five killed in fiery car crash in Windsor Hills

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A registered nurse has been arrested and will be booked on vehicular manslaughter charges in the fiery Windsor Hills crash that killed five people, including a pregnant woman, law enforcement sources confirmed to The Times on Friday.

Nicole Linton, a nurse who is registered to practice in California and Texas, was identified as the driver of the Mercedes-Benz that hurtled down La Brea Avenue toward Slauson Avenue between 80 and 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash Thursday afternoon, sources said. She is currently in the hospital and is cooperating with California Highway Patrol investigators.

Authorities are checking Linton’s bloodwork to determine if she was under the influence, according to two law enforcement sources.

California Highway Patrol officers and first responders investigate a crash in which multiple people were killed near a Windsor Hills gas station Thursday.

(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

A law enforcement official walks by the scene of the deadly car crash in Windsor Hills.

(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

Terrell Simon, right, leaves flowers at a memorial across the street from the fiery car crash.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

A worker cleans up the scene a day after the car crash that left five dead near La Brea and Slauson avenues in Windsor Hills.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

“Seeing a child seat in the street is something that I’ll never forget,” said Yana Shmuliver, wiping away a tear while looking over the scene of Thursday’s deadly crash.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

A car seat and other items are scattered in the roadway in the aftermath of the deadly multicar crash.

(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

Officials said a Mercedes ran a red light and slammed into cars before bursting into flames and hurtling into a light pole.

(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

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