Mom in carjacking crash dies

Posted: August 10, 2014

KEISHA WILLIAMS was reunited with three of her children Thursday night - not at home, where they should have been nestled warmly together, but in death.

After 12 days of hospitalization, Williams, 34, died from injuries she suffered during a July 25 carjacking crash in North Philadelphia that killed her three children - Keiearra Williams, 15, Thomas Reed, 10, and Terrence Moore, 7.

Williams, the kids and their neighbor, Thelma Brown, were working a fruit stand at Germantown and Allegheny avenues to raise money for their church when Jonathan Rosa, 19, and Cornelius Crawford, 24, plowed into them in an SUV they had stolen from a real-estate agent just moments before, police said.

The agent, whom police said was kept in the car and sexually assaulted by her assailants, and Brown are now the only surviving victims of that horrific day.

Rosa and Crawford will now face four second-degree murder charges instead of three when their cases go to court, District Attorney Seth Williams said.

"I hope the knowledge that I am prosecuting these defendants to the fullest extent of the law will give the family some sense of justice during this time of unimaginable grief," he said in a statement.

Keisha Williams leaves behind two surviving daughters who now must mourn their mother's death, along with that of their siblings.


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