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Name of Ramona Collision Victim Released

Amanda Jean Blessum died after losing control of her car on San Vicente Road on Monday. The vehicle was hit by a propane tanker.

The Medical Examiner's Office has formally identified the victim in Monday's fatal car accident in Ramona as Amanda Jean Blessum, age 19.

According to the report, issued late Monday night, Blessum died at the scene of the accident on San Vicente Road at 2:10 p.m. She was the sole occupant and driver of a Kia Spectra traveling eastbound when west of Wildcat Canyon Road and veered into the path of a propane tanker.

Her family has been notified.

Blessum, a single, white female, had lived in Ramona, according to the Medical Examiner's report.

Montecito High School confirmed for Patch that Blessum attended school there and that she graduated from the Future Bound program in Ramona in 2011.

Concerned Citizen January 24, 2012 at 08:44 PM
In addition to my post above I would like to send my deepest regrets to the family of Amanda Blessum. I cannot imagine what you are going through and pray that in time may you find peace.
Jolinda January 24, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I would also like to leave a heart full of empathy for the poor driver of the propane tanker. I know that your life too has been deeply touched and I send you prayers that the memory of this horrible accident is quickly erased from your brain.
Julie Pendray January 25, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I understand that the situation is difficult for everyone. The way we word reports is based on both the Medical Examiner's report and the Highway Patrol's report and is designed to be neutral and fact-based. Our reports are carefully and repeatedly reviewed before posting and are based on standard journalistic practices. Thanks for reading.
Mary January 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM
My daughter was behind Amanda and witnessed the accident. She stopped traffic going east by blocking the road with her vehicle, called 911 as she was checking for vital signs while the driver of the propane truck stopped traffic going west. My prayers and sympathy for Amanda's family and friends AND for Richard, the driver of the truck, who will have that horrible accident on his mind forever. I wish no one had to endure the pain of this tradgedy. My daughter is pretty traumatized having witnessed it all in person. My condolances and may you cherish the memories of the happier days of Amanda's life and find comfort that Amanda did not suffer.
Kathy Carlson January 26, 2012 at 03:53 AM
We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I have four children of my own and can't imagine what you're going through. My prayers and sympathy go out to you and your family. -The Carlson Family-

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