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Lodi teen dies in Highway 99 offramp accident

A Lodi teenager died late Friday when she lost control of a car on a Highway 99 exit ramp in south Sacramento and slammed the vehicle into a tree, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The identity of the 18-year-old driver has not been released by Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Three other San Joaquin County 18-year-olds were in the car and injured. They suffered cuts, and one told officers she was experiencing neck pain.

The accident took place about 10:24 p.m., when the driver turned into the West Stockton Boulevard offramp at a high rate of speed, according to the CHP.

She tried to slow down by hitting the brakes at a curve in the ramp, but the 1998 BMW slid out of its lane and across a Highway 99 entrance ramp. The car’s driver-side door collided with a tree on the on-ramp’s left shoulder.

Adam Ashton: 916-321-1063, @Adam_Ashton

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