• January 26, 2017

Donald Backus Jr. Killed in Alleged Alcohol Related Accident in Bowling Green, OH

Bowling Green, OH -- A suspected alcohol related incident claimed the life of 33-year-old Donald Backus Jr. in the area of Bowling Green, OH.

The report claims Mr. Backus was riding a motorcycle west near 2111 E. Wooster Street when the incident happened. At some point, a westbound Jeep Cherokee, driven by Brian Roberts, collided with Mr. Backus's bike. The report alleges the bike passed several vehicles, eventually hitting the rear of Mr. Roberts's vehicle. Mr. Backus and the bike both went into the air, ending with Mr. Backus landing in the eastbound lane. A third vehicle, operated by Roger Spears, then struck Mr. Backus. Mr. Backus was killed in the collision. The report made no mention of other injuries in the incident.

The cause of the incident is unclear, but police say they suspect alcohol may have been a factor.

The investigation is ongoing.

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