Singer/author Mary Wilson hurt, son killed in accident

LOS ANGELES -- Former Supremes singer Mary Wilson was hurt, and her 14-year-old son was killed in a weekend car accident about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Wilson's spokeswoman, Nancy Iannios, said Wilson was northbound Saturday morning on Interstate 15 in her Jeep Cherokee with her son Rafael Ferrer when the car drifted to the right.


Wilson overcorrected, swerving the Jeep across the highway and causing it to flip when it hit the median. No other vehicles were involved.

Rafael Ferrer was pronounced dead about two hours later, and Wilson, 49, remained hospitalized Monday in stable condition. The nature of her injuries was not immediately disclosed but Iannios said she is expected to recover.

Wilson was an original member of the Supremes when the group was formed in 1959, and continued Motown's best-known female trio from Diana Ross's departure in 1970 until 1977.

Since then she has been singing solo and written two books, 'Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme' and 'Supreme Faith: Someday We'll Be Together.'

Wilson, who is divorced from Pedro Ferrer, has two older children, Turkessa and Pedro. Funeral arrangements were pending.


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