Woman arraigned in crash that killed 2 motorcyclists

The Detroit News

Allen Park — A 31-year-old Inkster woman was arraigned Tuesday in a fatal crash that killed two motorcycle riders Saturday in Allen Park.

Chana Woods has been charged with two counts each of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence causing death, and two counts each of driving with license suspended, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Woods was remanded to jail on a $1 million cash/surety bond in 24th District Court in Allen Park.

She will have a probable cause hearing on Nov. 23 and a preliminary examination on Nov. 30.

On Monday, Michigan State Police have released the names of the two motorcycle riders as Marko Cigatino Rubin, 48, of Macomb Township, and Frances Kevan Bowers, 49, of Southfield.

At about 2:35 p.m. on Saturday, police were dispatched to the crash scene on westbound Interstate 94 near Oakwood in Allen Park. A preliminary investigation shows that Woods, the driver of a 2005 Ford Escape, was traveling eastbound when she lost control of her vehicle.

The Escape ran off the roadway and then crossed the large median into the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 where it struck two Harley Davidson motorcycles as well as the trailer of a semi-truck.

Both motorcycle riders died at the scene.

During a search of the Ford Escape, a small amount of marijuana was found along with a paper lottery ticket with heroin residue. Police also discovered Woods had a suspended license.