Saturday, May 24, 2008

Newton County News co-owner killed in accident

Jay Bowman, 45, Neosho, co-owner of the Newton County News, was killed in an accident Saturday morning in Oklahoma.
The following account of the accident was posted on the Pittsburg Morning Sun website:

The accident occurred one mile east and 3/4 miles north of Grove, Okla.
According to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 1996 Ford van driven by Consuela Bunch, 30, Neosho, Mo., was backing out of a private driveway on the westbound side of State Highway 10 as Bowman, driving a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle, was southbound on the highway.
The van backed into the path of the Suzuki, causing the bike to lay over, sliding 48 feet, then hitting the bike and continuing on 15 feet.
Bowman was transported by Grove EMS to the Grove Airport helicopter pad, where he died from head, trunk, arm and leg injuries sustained in the collision. He had been wearing a helmet.
Neither the driver of the van nor her passenger, Theo Morrison, Neosho, were injured.

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