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Couple seriously injured in motorcycle crash

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NEAR SANTIAM PASS, OR (KPTV) -

A Forest Grove couple suffered serious injuries Sunday afternoon when their motorcycle crashed along Highway 20 about three miles west of Santiam Pass.

Oregon State Police said Rickie Taylor, 61, was heading westbound at around 4:30 p.m. when the motorcycle left the road, sideswiped a guard rail and slid on its side until it came to rest off the freeway.

The crash threw the motorcycle's passenger, Laura Taylor, 62, on an embankment.

An air ambulance took Rickie Taylor to a hospital in Bend with serious injuries.

Paramedics also took Laura Taylor to the same hospital.

OSP troopers said both Laura and Rickie Taylor were wearing helmets when the crash happened.

As of Monday morning there was not word on what caused the motorcycle to leave the road and troopers were still investigating the crash.

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