China Township man dies in motorcycle accident
By Julie Snyder
Posted 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.
About the author
Staff Writer Julie Snyder covers Harrison Township, Mount Clemens, Macomb County, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, and Mount Clemens Community Schools for the Journal. She has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2003, and attended the University of Toledo with degrees in journalism and photography. Julie has received several awards for her work in Arizona and Washington, including AP awards in Arizona for breaking news reporting and feature writing.
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