Final Victim Killed In LA Crash Identified As 42-Year-Old Nathesia Lewis

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Grieving family members have used DNA to identify Nathesia Lewis, a 42-year-old woman, who was one of five people killed in a crash in Windsor Hills, a Los Angeles County community.

“My only sister was the only sister who could not be identified like everybody else,” Lewis’ sibling Jasmond Nelson told CBS News. “That’s why we’re here so late. My sister was a Jane Doe because of the actions Nicole Linton took.”

Linton, a 27-year-old traveling nurse, is facing six counts of murder and five counts of manslaughter after allegedly driving 90 mph on Aug. 4 and running a red light before hitting several cars, causing a deadly explosion. Lewis’ friend, 38-year-old Lynette Noble, was among those who died in the collision. The other people who died in the crash were 23-year-old Asherey Ryan, her 11-month-old son Alonzo, her boyfriend Reynold Lester and their unborn son.

Lewis was going to the mall with Noble when the fiery crash happened at the intersection of La Brea and Slauson Avenues.

“My sister has children that are mourning, that are not aware,” Nelson said. “It’s just so tragic. It’s kind of unbelievable to even be here having this conversation. My family is broken we are grieving.”

The devastating crash was caught on a surveillance camera.

“Initially, I looked at it how the world looked at it,” Nelson told FOX 11. “This crash I saw in those burning cars. That was my sister burning.”

Lewis’ family has launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds for her funeral.

“My sister had to be identified by DNA as she severely burned and couldn’t be visually identified,” Nelson wrote. “My sister leaves 6 children behind ages ranging from 2 years old -23 years old and one grandchild who’s one.”