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Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 238 west of Medford
February 13, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us


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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday evening's fatal motorcycle crash along Highway 238 between Central Point and Jacksonville that resulted in the death of a 54-year old Central Point man.
 
According to Sergeant Tyler Lee, on February 12, 2013 at approximately 6:39 p.m., a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by SCOTT DAVID NUCKLES, age 54, from Central Point, was eastbound on Highway 238 near milepost 36 when it failed to safely negotiate through a left curve. The motorcycle drove off the highway and collided head-on into a power pole.
 
NUCKLES, who was wearing a protective helmet, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Adam Walport is the lead investigator. Speed is being considered as a possible contributing factor.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Medford Police Department, Central Point Police Department, Jackson County Fire District 3, and ODOT. A section of Highway 238 was closed about two hours with a detour around the scene available for area traffic.