Woman sentenced in 2015 fatal motorcycle crash

By Tereasa Nims
Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK – An Inkster woman who killed two motorcyclists on Nov. 7 while driving under the influence, was sentenced to prison Monday.

Wayne County Judge Catherine Heiss sent Chana Woods, who turned 32 in jail, to seven to 15 years for each of two charges of driving under the influence causing death. The terms are to run concurrent.

Woods was jailed since the time of the crash on a $1 million cash bond. She received 145 days credit for time served.

Woods pleaded guilty March 4, to the two operating under the influence charges causing the death of France Kevan Bowers, 49, of Southfield and Marko Cigatino Rubin, 48, of Macomb Township. Two other charges of driving while her license was revoked or suspended were dismissed.

Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said the motorcyclists were driving west on I-94 when Woods struck the median and crossed into their lanes, striking them with her Ford Escape. The two friends were pronounced dead at the scene.

Shaw said Woods suffered minor injuries and was treated before being jailed. Police found heroin residue inside Woods’ SUV.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at dstreporter@gmail.com.)