Cleveland man killed in FM 787 crash

A 24-year-old Cleveland man, Danny Bowen, was killed Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash on FM 787 about one mile east of FM 2518.

According to Sgt. Rob Willoughby, supervisor for the Liberty County DPS office, Bowen was traveling westbound on a 1997 Ducati motorcycle. Traveling eastbound at the same time was a 2005 Chevy Silverado driven by a 17-year-old female student at Cleveland High School.

Willoughby said the driver of the pickup was making a left-hand turn into a private driveway and pulled across the westbound lane of travel. The Ducati motorcycle struck the truck on the right rear side. Bowen died at the scene and was pronounced dead by Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Wade Brown.

The female driver was uninjured, according to Willoughby.

When asked which driver was at fault in the accident, Willoughby said the accident investigation is still in the preliminary stages.

“We are looking at speed being a factor for the Ducati and looking at potential equipment issues with the bike,” he said.


  1. Sounds like the girl’s fault. I don’t deride what people drive. It may be their only means of transportation. May the motorcycle rider RIP.

  2. Does it really matter whose fault it is. Bottom line a young man lost his life and a young woman’s life will forever be changed along with both of their friends and family members. My heart breaks for all involved and affected including myself. He was a great young man with a serving heart and cheerful smile that helped changed peoples lives in a great way. His impact on those of us here will continue forever.

  3. Danny will be missed please pray for his family and friends. Also please pray for the young lady in the truck as her life has also been changed forever. We love you Danny you will forever be in our hearts.

  4. Danny will be missed he had a heart of gold and seeing him get his life together made me so proud I grew up with Danny went to school with him and everything my heart will forever have a whole in it that will never be filled he was my best friend….rest in peace my friend and fly high and watch over us

  5. I’m just now finding out he’s gone omg I can’t believe where have I been im so sorry yall Bowens and loved ones I truly am . Jesus christ. He ain’t gotta struggle or have hard time making it amen

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