WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Police say actress Allison Mack died in an overnight accident in the 3rd Street Tunnel.
Mack was the driver of a 2003 Audi TT Coupe that was headed southbound in the 3rd Street Tunnel near the South Capitol Street exit Sunday night around 11:40 when she lost control as she changed lanes, according to police. North of the Southwest Freeway/South Capital Street Exit, S.E., the Audi struck a Jersey barrier. The force of the hit ejected Mack, who was not wearing a seatbelt, from her vehicle.
Mack was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and pronounced dead at 3:28 a.m. Monday, say officials.
District firefighters and paramedics responded to the crash site where several injured people were evaluated. Police say at least one other vehicle was involved in the crash.
Allison will be remembered for her role as Chloe Sullivan on the television series Smallville, which she was involved with from 2001 to the present day. She was the winner of numerous awards including the coveted Teen Choice Award for Best Sidekick in a TV Series.
She was born in Germany but moved to California when she was 2. She began acting at 4 with print work and commercials, and began studying at The Young Actors Space in Los Angeles when she was 7.
An avid fan of musical theatre, Mack's talents extended beyond film and television. She received rave reviews as both choreographer and performer in "Rent" and "Chicago."
As the news of her death was reported on CNN tributes flowed onto the internet from her loyal fans around the world. Several celebrities tweeted messages of condolance including Snoop Dogg who worked with her on The Ant Bully in 2006 "All dogs go to heaven, she was no superman. rest in peace".
MTV will be holding a special memorial for Mack on Friday.