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Two Fatality Names Released After Ramona Collision Friday

Josefina De Dios West and Alexander Antonio Sebastiano died on state Route 67 in a three vehicle accident, just south of Mt. Woodson.

The names of a man and woman who died in a multi-fatality accident Friday on state Route 67 in Ramona have been released by the Medical Examiner's Office. The ages of two others have been released but the names have been withheld pending notification of legal next of kin.

The deceased were:

Alexander Antonio Sebastiano, a single 20-year-old, of Poway;

Josefina De Dios West, age 74. Her town of residence has not been reported yet, although next of kin have been notified, according to authorities;

A married 34-year-old man from San Diego, whose name has not been released yet, pending notification of his legal next of kin;

A 78-year-old white male of unknown hometown.

Three vehicles were involved in the accident.

Sebastiano was the driver of a northbound pickup truck, which collided head-on with a silver Camry traveling southbound, according to authorities.

The accident happened just before 10 a.m., as indicated by the Medical Examiner's report. Witnesses called 9-1-1.

Sebastiano was pronounced dead at 10:45 a.m., according to the ME report.

West was a passenger in the Camry. Her time of death was listed as 9:59 a.m. and she was wearing a seat belt, according to the ME report.

The 78-year-old man driving the Camry also was wearing a seat belt and died at the same time, according to the report.

Witnesses and physical evidence at the scene showed the truck driver was traveling at a high speed on the slippery road, when he lost control of the vehicle and went over the yellow divider line, authorities said.

The truck also hit a southbound blue Corolla, according to the CHP.

The driver and passenger in the Corolla, as well as a female passenger in the back seat of the truck sustained injuries, which were not thought to be life threatening, authorities said at the time. They were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Check back with Patch for updates.

greg Chick May 26, 2012 at 03:48 PM
This kind of thing changes peoples lives for ever, if the live. If they die, the lives of many more are changed for ever. Driving is not a video game and when "it" goes crunch, you lose a point, if "it" don't you gain a point and raise your score. I am not condemning the driver, it is a social problem we have. Responsibility has left the building! I think mass Transit would be a better structure of public transport. we could all meet in a closer yet safer way while going down the hill or down town.

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