Mark Duane Bowen Killed in Truck Accident in Monroe County, OH
Monroe County, OH -- September 13, 2022, Mark Duane Bowen was killed due to an accident where Bowen's vehicle crashed with a semi-truck.
Investigators said that the crash took place at around 10:30 p.m. near mile marker 11 of Ohio Highway 7, in the Lee Township area.
Officials said that 63-year-old Mark Duane Bowen was in a Chrysler coming out of a private lot. Doing so, the vehicle entered onto northbound lanes of Ohio 7 where a semi-truck crashed into Bowen's vehicle.
Due to the collision, Bowen sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were mentioned in reports. Alcohol was brought up as a possible factor, but it has yet to be confirmed. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Mark Duane Bowen Truck Accident in Monroe County
I know when people see police mention alcohol, they're just going to assume that they were talking about the victim. Something important I learned a long time ago in my career is never to assume. Whatever the most likely explanation is, it's not the only one.
I certainly don't know anything more about this crash than what reports mention, but neither does anyone else that isn't already involved. Instead of jumping to conclusions, it's best folks keep in mind there are all kinds of possible factors to consider after a crash like this if the victim's loved ones are going to get the resolution they deserve.