Central Point man dead after Grants Pass motorcycle wreck

A Central Point man has died after a motorcycle accident in Grants Pass Monday night.

Matthew J. Cacka, 27 died during surgery from injuries he suffered when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into an SUV at Southeast Rogue River Highway and East Park Street at about 7:40 p.m.

Cacka suffered severe internal injuries and fractures to the spine and was taken to Three Rivers Community Hospital, where he died at about 11:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety.

Grants Pass police said a preliminary investigation indicates Matthew apparently failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of East Park Street and crashed into a Toyota Highlander driven by Lisa Beale, 31, of Lancaster, Calif.

Neither alcohol nor speed was believed to be a factor in the crash, police said.

The accident is still under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call 541-474-6370.

- Grants Pass Daily Courier

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