Oregon State Troopers are 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 Troopers on February 12 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 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. 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.