Woman, 61, killed in Cottage Grove bicycle crash

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COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) -- The bicycle rider killed in Cottage Grove is remembered as a community activist and volunteer.

Sixty-one-year-old Michele Portmann was a retired counselor at Cottage Grove High School who was elected in May to the South Lane School Board.

The Register Guard reports (http://bit.ly/reytGD ) she was killed Wednesday in a collision with a pickup truck at the intersection of a bike trail and a road.

The Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce honored her in January with its distinguished service award for her extensive volunteer work.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com