5-year-old child, 2 women among dead in SR-503 head-on crash

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.

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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.

Three people are dead and two children are said to be in critical condition after a head-on crash Friday afternoon on SR-503 in Brush Prairie.
Three people are dead and two children are said to be in critical condition after a head-on crash Friday afternoon on SR-503 in Brush Prairie.

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.

Rosa Wilson, 31, pictured with her husband and three children. Wilson died Friday in a head-on crash on SR-503 in Battle Ground. Her 5-year-old daughter was also killed. Photo courtesy Kenda Somero via Facebook
Rosa Wilson, 31, pictured with her husband and three children. Wilson died Friday in a head-on crash on SR-503 in Battle Ground. Her 5-year-old daughter was also killed. Photo courtesy Kenda Somero via Facebook

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.

5-year-old Juniper Wilson was one of three people killed in a head-on crash on SR-503 Friday afternoon. Her 7-year-old brother and 3-year-old sister were critically injured.
5-year-old Juniper Wilson was one of three people killed in a head-on crash on SR-503 Friday afternoon. Her 7-year-old brother and 3-year-old sister were critically injured.

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.

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