He was passenger in car driven by another USC sophomore


The young man fatally injured in a crash on Highway 46 Saturday night was a student at USC.

Sandy Blake Roberts, from Hollywood, Fla., was a sophomore majoring in cinema-television production, the USC Daily Trojan reported.

Roberts, 21, was riding in the front seat of a Chrysler Sebring driven by Nicole Deane, also a 21-year-old sophomore at USC majoring in cinema-television production.

Dean had just passed one vehicle when she lost control of the car as it traveled east.
It swerved into the westbound lanes and collided with a pickup with five people from Monterey County.

Deane and Roberts were airlifted to Kern Medical Center for treatment.
Roberts died a short time later in the KMC emergency room.

The Daily Trojan reported that Deane is now in stable condition.

The four people in the truck were all taken to Mercy Southwest Hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
They live in King City and San Miguel.