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Police Seek Witnesses and Video Footage from Fatal Motorcycle Crash

June 5, 2018 11:11 AM | News

Matt Cave

Matt Cave has been identified by friends and co-workers as the victim in last Saturday’s motorcycle crash. (MARION HOTEL / FACEBOOK)

Winnipeg police are appealing to the public in helping to locate two people who fled the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash last Saturday.

The two-vehicle collision happened at around 2:15 p.m. when the westbound motorcycle was travelling on Portage Avenue and collided with a northbound van on Home Street.

Bystanders rushed to help the motorcycle driver, but he later died from his injuries in hospital. Friends and coworkers have identified him as Matt Cave, a father of two.

The 40-year-old had worked security at the Marion Hotel on Marion Street for the past 10 years.


The driver and passenger in the van took off on foot and police haven’t been able to locate them.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or events immediately after to contact them at (204) 986-7085. Anyone that may have images or video of the incident is asked to send them to wps-pio@winnipeg.ca.

A vigil is planned for Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at the Marion Hotel, where attendees will later make their way to the crash site to lay flowers.

Matt Cave Motorcycle Memorial

Motorcyclists gather at the Marion Hotel on Tuesday night to honour Matt Cave, who was killed when he was struck while riding his motorcycle on Saturday, June 2, 2018. (ANGELE YOUNG PHOTO)