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Mother and three children killed when carjacker lost control while raping woman in stolen car

By Mason White 12:46 PM October 2, 2014
The victims (top) suspects Jonathan Rosa (left)
Cornelius Crawford 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A community is mourning the loss of a mother and her three children, who died while selling fruits and vegetables.

Keisha Williams of Pennsylvania, had been hospitalized since the carjacking crash that killed three children last month.

The 34-year-old woman woke up from a coma on Wednesday, and her family was optimistic about her future. However, she lost her battle and died of her injuries.

Williams, a mother of five children, was selling fruits and vegetables at a stand along with her friend and three of her children when the car crashed into them.

15-year-old Keiearra Williams, 10-year-old Joseph Reed, and 7-year-old Terrence Moore, all died at the scene. Their mother and her friend were taken to the hospital for treatment, but Williams did not make it.

Williams left behind two older daughters, who were not present at the time. Thelma Brown, the close friend to Williams, was the only survivor of the accident.

The two men who were responsible for the accident, Jonathan Rosa and Cornelius Crawford, were arrested.

The suspects are facing four counts of murder, conspiracy, robbery, robbery of a vehicle, kidnapping, and sexual assault among other charges.

Police said that the two men stopped a 45-year-old woman at gunpoint and forced her into the backseat of her car. The two suspects took turns driving, and sexually assaulted the woman in the car.

While doing so, one of the suspects lost control of the car due to a high rate of speed. The tire exploded, causing the accident.

According to police, the two suspects, who are now facing life in prison, only knew each other for one week.

Attorney Christopher Warren, who is representing Rosa, said that Rosa is devastated over the deaths he caused. “He has never been in trouble. He has never been in jail. He was supposed to be going into the Marines in a couple of months. Obviously, that’s not gonna happen,” Warren said.

Crawford has been previously convicted of robbery, and was on parole.