PLEASANTON -- A motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on Interstate Highway 580 on Friday has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as 45-year-old Kimberly Kempton, of San Leandro.

Kempton was riding her motorcycle west on Highway 580 near the Hacienda Drive exit at 12:54 p.m. when she struck a piece of wood lying in the roadway, California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Creel said.

She was ejected from her bike and landed on the roadway, Creel said.

A box truck hit Kempton and dragged her before it came to a stop west of Hacienda, Creel said.

The coroner's bureau was called to the scene shortly after 1:30 p.m., CHP officer James Evans said.



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