Name released of 54-year-old man killed in Hwy 76 accident

PAUMA VALLEY – Authorities today released the name of the 54-year- old San Jacinto man killed in a head-on highway collision near Pauma Casino over the weekend.

Manuel Sandoval Ramirez was headed east on state Route 76 when his pickup truck apparently veered into oncoming traffic about a half-mile west of Adams Drive shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday and struck a van, according to the California Highway Patrol and county Medical Examiner’s Office. He died at the scene.

Two other people involved in the crash were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries of undisclosed severity, according to the CHP.

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