Two other young children suffered critical injuries in the Friday afternoon crash
BRUSH PRAIRIE — SR-503 reopened late Friday evening after a head-on collision that killed three people and injured two children.
According to a report by Washington State Patrol at 3:50 p.m., a red Volkswagen Golf crossed the center line while going northbound on SR-503 near 149th Avenue, colliding with a southbound blue Honda Odyssey driven by 31-year-old Rosa M. Wilson, also of Battle Ground.
Family members confirmed on social media that Wilson’s 5-year-old daughter was also killed in the crash. Her 7-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter are being treated for critical injuries at a Portland hospital.
This is not the first tragedy to befall the Wilson family. In 2013, Rosa’s husband Brian suffered severe brain injuries after falling 15-feet from a tree. He returned to work as a nurse at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center 16 months after the accident.
A fundraiser has been set up by friends of the family.
The driver of the Volkswagen was identified only as a 41-year-old woman from Battle Ground. Her name was not released, pending notification of next of kin.
SR-503 was closed both directions at 149th Avenue for several hours following the crash. No cause was released, and it is unknown if speed, or drugs and alcohol were involved.