A 33-year-old motorcyclist was killed and a California Highway Patrol officer "shaken up" in separate accidents yesterday on Interstate 580.
The Alameda County coroner's bureau identified the motorcyclist as Herbert Saxton Jr., 33, whose city of residence has not been released.
Alameda County Deputy Sheriff Keith Leeper said the motorcycle collided with a big rig in unincorporated Alameda County just west of the border of San Joaquin County Monday evening.
The collision was reported just before 6 p.m. at Interstate Highway 580 near Interstate Highway 205, CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said.
Saxton was pronounced dead at the scene. CHP officers had to shut down at least one lane in the area while emergency crews responded, Caggiano said.
Earlier Monday, a California Highway Patrol vehicle on westbound Interstate 580 was reportedly struck by a big rig changing lanes. The female officer is said to be in stable condition without injury.
CHP Officer Steve Creel said she was sent to ValleyCare Medical Center as a precautionary measure, but was just "shaken up."
According to Creel, the collision happened when the CHP officer was getting in position to pull over a reckless driver. At the same time, a semitrailer allegedly made a lane change into the CHP vehicle.