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CHP: Speed, alcohol factors in fatal motorcycle crash

There are 15 comments on the www.mercurynews.com story from Nov 9, 2007, titled CHP: Speed, alcohol factors in fatal motorcycle crash. In it, www.mercurynews.com reports that:

A 23-year-old Livermore motorcyclist died early Thursday morning when he crashed into a tow truck and then was hit by another vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said. Ryan Elmore was killed around 1:15 a.m. on southbound Interstate 680 north of Alcosta Boulevard. Elmore was traveling on his 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle in a right-hand lane at an "extremely high rate of speed" and failed to slow down for a flatbed tow truck ahead of him, CHP Officer Steve Creel. Creel said Elmore braked and skidded for a long distance before slamming into the truck. Shortly after the impact, Elmore and his motorcycle were struck by a second vehicle that could not stop in time. Elmore was pronounced dead at the scene. Creel said Elmore was traveling in excess of 100 mph and may have been intoxicated before the initial crash. Immediately after the incident, three lanes of the highway were closed for an hour and a half while investigators examined the scene and a coroner arrived. No one else was injured in the crash.

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Aaron

Atlanta, GA

#1 Nov 10, 2007
Ryan Elmore was one of my best friends. I just want everyone to know how special of a person he was. He always had a smile on his face and if I EVER needed help, be it i was stranded or anything, he was always there.

Ryan, I love you my friend I hope that wherever you are, you are at peace.

-Aaron
Adam Williams Boston MA

Boston, MA

#2 Nov 10, 2007
Rest in peace Ryan, You and your family are in my prayers
-Baxty
Aunt Teresa

Newark, OH

#3 Nov 11, 2007
Ryan..a life lived...not long enough. Please keep his Mother Kathy, Father Paul and all Ryan's sisters and family in your thoughts and prayers.
Do something good in his memory. Hug a friend, help a stranger...
Lynn Wadsworth

Asheville, NC

#4 Nov 11, 2007
What a tragedy. Can anyone tell me more about Ryan and what has been going on with him?
Aaron blavin

United States

#5 Nov 11, 2007
Lynn Wadsworth wrote:
What a tragedy. Can anyone tell me more about Ryan and what has been going on with him?
I would be more than happy to. can you send me an email to aaronblavin@gmail.com so we can talk in private? Thanks!!

-Aaron
Betty Elliott

Sacramento, CA

#6 Nov 11, 2007
I just met Kathy Elmore through my long-time friend Judy and Jim Wells. My son CHP officer Scott Russell had just been killed and Kathy instantly became someone I considered a friend. She has been so generous and compasionate, and we enjoyed so many fun evenings together eating dinner and playing table games. I am so, so, so, hurt to see her having to experience the horrible disbelief, pain and anger that ultimately comes when you lose your precious boy. This is so awful, and although I never met Ryan, I cried for him and the waste of such a young life. I know what incredible pain his family and friends are experiencing. I am so sorry you are going through this. Rest in Peace young man. And to you, Kathy, I am here for you. Love, Betty Elliott
old friend

Livermore, CA

#7 Nov 12, 2007
Though I only met Ryan a few times when he was dating one of my friends, I'll never forget his kindness and his love of life. He had a smile like no other and I'll remember that forever! Rest in peace, Ryan.
PEOPLE: DON'T DRINK & DRIVE. It's never worth it.
a good friend to my son

Oakland, CA

#8 Nov 12, 2007
Ryan was a good friend to my son. He was a favorite of mine. He was always happy and a pleasure to have around. He always made sure he said hello whenever he came by the house. He was well mannered and had wonderful character. I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I will never forget him.
Sarah

United States

#9 Nov 13, 2007
(hi Aaron) Ryan was... the love of my life. Its been nice to hear all the kind things that people had to say about him. He will be forever missed and also remembered. If anyone wants to know anything about services please e-mail me lovebugx69@sbcglobal.net

I hope that people will slow down because of this and realize that life is fragile. Though we'd all like to think that we have all the time in the world and the rest of our lives to live it, we may not. It's precious.
chr

Livermore, CA

#10 Nov 16, 2007
He was a sweet person, a good friend. He will be missed. Rest in peace
Grandmother

Pocono Pines, PA

#11 Nov 19, 2007
There are no guarantees in life just choices.
I cannot express the heartache we have but I know Ryan is now in God's arms.
Please make the right choices as they not only affect you but all the people who love you
sister

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Nov 23, 2007
He is a loving little brother who will always live on in my heart. I miss him and care about him more than words could ever say. Save a seat up there in heaven for me Ryan. This isn't goodbye but see ya later!!!
Denise

Reno, NV

#13 Dec 13, 2007
I am so sorry to Ryan family. I knew one of Ryan's older sister, and remember has the sweetest/cutest little boys! Rest in Peace, and watch pver your family.
Gabe

UK

#14 Dec 20, 2007
Ryan, I hope you rest in peace my friend.
Gabe
Wade

United States

#15 Aug 3, 2012
I wish you could see the way things turned out.. Everything fell apart. Miss you man!
-Wade

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