The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has identified the Lodi teenager who died when she lost control of a car on a Highway 99 exit ramp in south Sacramento and hit a tree.
The coroner’s website listed the teen killed in the crash was 18-year-old Renee Schimke.
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 10:20 p.m. Friday, when Schimke turned into the West Stockton Boulevard off-ramp at a high rate of speed, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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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 struck a tree on the on-ramp's left shoulder.