26 year old Angela Burke was killed in Portland Oregon last week by a drunk driver while walking her bicycle. Here is a report from Portland’s famous bike blogger Jonathan Maus of Bikeportland.org as he investigated who Angela was as a person and about this tragic loss to our community.
Who was Angela Burke?
Piecing together a picture of who 26-year old Angela Burke was has been difficult. Now I know why.
Today I got a call from her mom, Athena Burke. Ms. Burke, fighting back tears throughout our conversation, said her daughter had just moved to Portland a month or so ago and that she “was lonely and hadn’t found her people yet.” Given what I know about Angela now, I feel like it would have been just a matter of time until some of us would have eventually become her “people.”
read more here.
A vigil was held on Monday for Angela in Portland.
(complete set of photos here.)
A report from Bike Portland here.
My condolences to all who knew Angela and her family. However you travel this holiday season, be safe and think of others.