Driver in motorcycle fatal bound over

Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK — The driver in the Nov. 7 crash that killed two men was bound over to circuit court Monday after waiving her preliminary examination.

Chana Woods, 31 of Inkster was charged with two counts of driving under the influence causing death and two counts of operating while license suspended, revoked or denied causing death in connection with the crash that killed two motorcyclists on I-94.

If convicted, Woods faces life in prison. She remains jailed on a $1 million bond.

France Kevan Bowers, 49, of Southfield and Marko Cigatino Rubin, 48, of Macomb were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Michigan State Police. Woods suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from the hospital.

Woods was set for a preliminary examination of the evidence against her in 24th District Court Nov. 30, which she waived in connection with the crash on I-94 near Oakwood Boulevard.

MSP Lt. Michael Shaw said Woods was driving a Ford Escape when she crossed the median and struck the motorcycles head on. Shaw said Woods’ SUV also struck a tractor trailer.

Woods was heading east on I-94 when she reportedly rammed into the median and crossed into the westbound lanes, striking Rubin and Bowers. Woods was reportedly driving on a suspended license, and investigators found heroin residue and a small amount of marijuana inside the vehicle.

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