Recent Sac State graduate dies in I-80 collision

22-year-old Ashley Ramos was passenger in fatal car crash


Photo via GoFundMe page set up for the family of Ashley Ramos.

Madeleine Beck, Managing Editor

A recent Sacramento State graduate died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday in Placer County according to a CHP press release. 

22-year-old Ashley Ramos died when the driver of the vehicle she was in went off Interstate 80 and collided into several trees. 

The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Keenen Bryant-Donatelli, suffered major internal injuries according to the press release. 

Ramos graduated from Sac State in December 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and participated in the virtual graduation, which took place due to the coronavirus pandemic, in June 2020. 

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Ramos was also a member of Sac State’s chapter of the sorority Phi Mu according to Jane Nathan, another member of the sorority. 

There will be a balloon release and candle lighting in Ramos’ honor Thursday at Dos Reis Park in Lathrop at 5:00 p.m., according to a Facebook post shared by friends and family of Ramos.

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A GoFundMe page was put together by friends of Ramos to help her family pay for funeral expenses. 

The collision is still under investigation by CHP, the press release said.

CORRECTION: This story has been corrected to reflect that while Ramos took part in the spring semester virtual graduation ceremony in June 2020, she had already graduated in December 2019 — it was previously reported that she graduated in May 2020.