Sacto 9-1-1
September 4, 2013
Sacramento woman dies in crash at Watt Avenue and Highway 50

A Sacramento woman has died after the car in which she was riding was rear-ended by another vehicle early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Christine Shimosaka, 35, of Sacramento was pronounced dead at 2:24 a.m. Sunday, according to the coroner's website.

Shimosaka was riding in the back seat of a car about 1:50 a.m. Sunday that was traveling eastbound on the Watt avenue off ramp at about 40 mph when her vehicle was rear-ended by a sport utility vehicle.

The SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed, said CHP Officer Michael Bradley. The car Shimosaka was in traveled into the cloverleaf area and rolled.

Although wearing a seatbelt, Shimosaka suffered fatal injuries.

The SUV, driven by Ryan Hoppe, 27, of Sacramento, hit a highway barrier and rolled onto its side. Hoppe was ejected from his vehicle.

Hoppe and three people in the car Shimosaka was riding in were injured and transported to the hospital. The investigation into the crash is continuing.

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