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Police ID woman seriously injured in Portland motorcycle, minivan crash

Posted: Updated: Sep 07, 2015 03:21 PM

A 36-year-old woman on a motorcycle was seriously injured when the driver of an oncoming minivan made a quick left turn in front of her in Portland on Friday, according to police.

The motorcyclist was identified Monday as Rena Walsh. Her injuries were initially described as life-threatening, but police said Monday she was expected to survive.

Investigators said Walsh was riding her 2010 Moto Guzzi eastbound on East Burnside at 6:18 p.m. when a 1993 Dodge Caravan heading west made a quick left turn onto Southeast 44th Avenue.

Police said the driver of the minivan, identified as 27-year-old Destiny Love-Ruth, failed to see Walsh before the collision. 

Love-Ruth did not show any signs of impairment and has cooperated with the investigation, according to police.

Both the van and motorcycle were towed from the scene for further analysis.

Love-Ruth was not arrested or cited at the scene. The investigation is continuing, and police said the case will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office upon completion for consideration of criminal charges.

Police originally reported the incorrect age for Walsh, but later corrected that information. 

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