Authorities release names of I-5 crash victims

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Authorities released the names Wednesday of an Oceanside
woman and her preschooler daughter killed in a crash with a big rig on
Interstate 5 in the San Onofre area.

Jillian Sedivec, 28, and 4-year-old Savanah Wilson were heading north
shortly before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday when their 2007 GMC Yukon plowed into the back
of the supermarket cargo hauler at the end of a line of trucks preparing to
enter the San Onofre Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility, according to the
California Highway Patrol.

The impact left the hood and part of the interior of the SUV wedged
underneath the trailer of the Ralphs semi. Sedivec and her child, who was
riding behind her mother in a child-safety seat, died at the scene, CHP public-
affairs Officer Jim Bettencourt said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was unhurt.

It did not appear that Sedivec braked prior to the fatal impact,
Bettencourt said.

Intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the crash, which
left the entire northbound side of the freeway blocked for a time and created
gridlock as far south as State Route 76 in Oceanside for hours.

Permanent lighted signs along a stretch of I-5 in the area warn
motorists about slow-moving trucks entering the inspection station.

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