Child injured in Friday wreck dies, two other children remain hospitalized

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A child injured in a Cemetery Road wreck Friday died Wednesday morning.

Jude Wilson, 5, was one of three children critically injured in a wreck on Cemetery Road near Fountain Trace Friday. She died at 12:32 a.m. at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeremy Hodges said.

The other two girls, ages 7 and 9, remain hospitalized. Hannah Wilson is listed in critical but stable condition and Norah Wilson was in critical but stable condition before being taken into surgery Wednesday morning, according to a spokeswoman at Vanderbilt.

Friday’s crash happened around 11:30 p.m. on Cemetery Road, near Fountain Trace Drive.

Jack M. Sikes, 64, of Bowling Green was driving a 2003 Chevrolet pickup east on Cemetery Road, when a utility trailer in tow separated from the rear hitch of Sikes’ pickup, according to a release from Kentucky State Police. The utility trailer crossed into the westbound travel lane where the trailer struck a 2011 Ford Focus passenger car being driven by Jacquelyn A. Tanero, 22, of Glasgow, who was traveling west.

After the trailer struck Tanero’s car, her vehicle crossed the center line of the roadway, colliding with a 2017 Honda Odyssey van in a head on. The van was being operated by Doris R. Coleman, 60, of Bowling Green.

All three girls were traveling in the car Tanero was driving.

The collision remains under investigation.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to receive donations to help pay for the children’s medical expenses. Anyone interested in making a donation can search the GoFundMe site under the name of Andrina Barefoot to find the Jude, Norah and Hannah’s Medical Bills fundraiser.