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Man, toddler killed

A Sacramento man and toddler were killed in a three-car accident about two miles west of Jamestown on Saturday evening, the California Highway Patrol said. The accident happened about 5:30 p.m. on Highway 120 east of Yosemite Junction. A 2005 Toyota Sequoia traveling west on Highway 120 crossed double yellow lines to pass a 2002 Honda. The Honda was going about 55 miles per hour, the CHP said. As the Sequoia, carrying a driver and no passengers, tried to pass the Honda, it collided head-on with an eastbound 1995 Dodge carrying four people that was coming over a hill in the road. The Sequoia became airborne and rolled onto the Honda's hood. The Sequoia rolled over several times and came to rest on its wheels on the north shoulder. The Dodge's driver, a 26-year-old man, and a passenger, a 2-year-old, suffered fatal injuries. The CHP did not identify the victims, pending notification of their families. Two other people in the Dodge, both Sacramento residents, had minor injuries. The Sequoia's driver, Gregory Ruccello, 39, of Turlock, had minor injuries and was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Honda's driver, 36-year-old Suresh Kandepu of Santa Ana, was not injured.

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