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China Township man dies in motorcycle accident

July 3, 2013

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A 62-year-old China Township man died as a result of the injuries he sustained when he lost control of his 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle and crashed into a sign on a freeway exit ramp in Harrison Township July 2.

Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reports that the victim, Steven Bowden, and another motorcyclist were riding together on eastbound Interstate 94 near North River Road at approximately 8:30 p.m.

According to eyewitness accounts, both riders were attempting to exit at North River Road when Bowden was unable to negotiate the turn. Bowden ran off the freeway exit ramp, to the left, and struck a directional arrow sign. He was transported to Macomb McLaren Hospital in Mount Clemens where he was pronounced dead.

There were no other vehicles involved, and Bowden was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, investigators report.

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