SAN FRANCISCO — A 22-year-old man killed early Sunday when the stopped car he was a passenger in was struck from behind by another vehicle was identified by the medical examiner’s office Tuesday as Ismael Vidal Ramirez, of Contra Costa County.
The California Highway Patrol investigation into the death was continuing Tuesday. Charges were also pending Tuesday against the driver of the stopped car, a 22-year-old San Francisco woman who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The fatal collision, which injured four other people, happened shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday on westbound Interstate 80 near Treasure Island.
Ramirez was a rear passenger in a 2007 Infiniti M45 driven by the San Francisco woman that came to a stop in the left lane for a still undetermined reason. The vehicle may have had a mechanical issue, the CHP said.
Less than a minute later, the car was hit from behind by a 2014 Nissan Frontier pickup truck, the CHP said.
Ramirez died at the scene. Authorities initially said he was an Antioch resident but the medical examiner’s office would only say, per their policy, that he was a Contra Costa County resident.
The driver and two other passengers in the Infiniti and the driver of the Nissan were also injured. They were all expected to recover from their injuries, authorities said.