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UPDATE: Dead Motorcyclist Identified as Walnut Creek Man

James Peeff died late Wednesday night after he crashed his motorcycle into a minivan at the intersection of Murrieta Boulevard and Holmes Street in Livermore.

A motorcyclist who was killed late Wednesday after he crashed while speeding past a police officer has been identified as Walnut Creek-resident James Peeff, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Coroner's Office.

Peeff, 25, was pronounced dead shortly after 11:50 p.m. when emergency crews found him pinned underneath a minivan at the intersection of Murrieta Boulevard and Holmes Street.

Sgt. Keith Graves said Peeff was seen minutes earlier speeding near the Holmes and Second streets area. An officer attempted to pull him over, but he sped off.

"It happened so fast," Graves said. "The officer was unable to turn his lights and siren on before (the motorcyclist) blew off."

The motorcyclist zipped southbound on Holmes Street and ran past a red light, T-boning a green minivan that was traveling eastbound on Murrieta Boulevard, Graves said.

"He was easily going 90 plus," Graves said of motorcyclist.

Peeff, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from his motorcycle and pinned underneath the minivan. He was not licensed to ride a motorcycle, police said.

A woman driving the minivan suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. There was no one else in her vehicle.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor to this collision, police said. An investigation is ongoing, and anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Livermore Police Traffic Unit at 925-371-4850.

The intersection of where the collision occurred was closed until approximately 4:30 a.m. Thursday due to the investigation. This was the second fatal motorcycle crash in Livermore this year and the fourth motor vehicle fatality of the year.

Livermore Patch will update this story as more information is made available.

Clayboy July 04, 2012 at 06:26 AM
Well put!
Clayboy July 04, 2012 at 06:33 AM
Better yet, Clay Bourdo is still alive, say these negative comments to my face! James is clearly better than all of you with any critisizm, clearly any attempt to critisize a Dead person is not only shallow, but deserves a reality check of cosmic proportions!
Clayboy July 04, 2012 at 12:32 PM
James had lots & lots of close friends & family. Many of us are still devastated, there isn't any coming back to life, It's always going make my heart drop when the lovely James comes to mind. Why do you people insist on leaving comments about someone you never knew. lets keep it real, my number is (925)594-0336, You don't know me, just like James! Why don't you run your mouth at someone still around! We should make some time meet up, so I can take your rotten ass out back like the sack of garbage you are. You can really benefit from a personality reform. You're comments about my beloved brother won't ever be necessary, Who the fuck asked you? What gave you the nerve to offer your lame analysis to all his friends & family? So now I now will officially won't care if you die as well! Believe my thoughts & feelings won't be shared with your family, like you did. Was that act of shallowness necessary?
Clayboy July 04, 2012 at 12:46 PM
PJ & Packnrat passionately disscluded, I'm sending my love & thank you's to these kind messages everyone wrote! I sincerely appreciate the Good intentions.
Clayboy July 04, 2012 at 12:49 PM
What a sweet & sincere message!! Thank you kindly....

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