Trial set for driver in motorcycle fatalities

Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK — A trial date of April 6, was set for an Inkster woman accused of killing two motorcyclists Nov. 7 on I-94 near Oakwood Boulevard.

Chana Woods, 31, is charged with two counts of operating under the influence causing death and two counts of operating while her license was suspended, revoked, denied – causing death. She remains jailed on a $1 million bond.

She was arraigned on the information in Wayne County Circuit Court before Judge Catherine Heiss Dec. 11 and her jury trial date was set.

France Kevan Bowers, 49, of Southfield and Marko Cigatino Rubin, 48, of Macomb were driving west on I-94 when an eastbound Ford Escape, reportedly driven by Woods, struck the median and crossed into the westbound lanes.

Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said Rubin and Bowers were pronounced dead at the scene. Woods, who also reportedly struck a tractor trailer, suffered minor injuries.

Shaw said Woods was driving on a suspended license and inside the vehicle investigators found heroin residue and a small amount of marijuana.

If convicted, Woods faces life in prison.

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