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5 Bikers Found Dead At Charity Event In Tennessee

5 Bikers were found dead at a charity event in Tennessee on Sunday, with three of them being members of the Bikers Who Care charity. Carbon Monoxide poisoning is suspected.

5 Bikers were found dead at a charity event in Tennessee on Sunday, with three of them being members of the Bikers Who Care charity. Carbon Monoxide poisoning is suspected.

A charity event organized by Bikers Who Care turned tragic on Sunday when 5 bikers were found dead in an RV at the Clarksville Speedway, Tennessee, at about noon. The Clarksville police and ambulances attended, but could do nothing for the three men and two women. The police have said that there is no sign of foul play.

Bill Langford is the director of the annual event, and was shocked at the discovery of the five. He said that it looks like a small storage hatch on the RV was not properly closed, and it had allowed fumes from the generator to leak inside the vehicle. Apparently the bikers who found the five were taken to hospital with feelings of dizziness and light headedness, and they were found to have high levels of carbon monoxide in their systems.

Langford said that the group of bikers is like a close family, and in fact he himself met with the men who died regularly every week. He said that there were two couples and a co-worker who died, and they were all from the Clarksville area which is about 40 miles northwest of Nashville. The names of those who died have not yet been released. Autopsies will be performed to try to establish the cause of the deaths, but the results of this may not be known for 6 to 8 weeks.

The event was in its 30th year of collecting toys for needy children as well as raising funds for Camp Rainbow which is a summer camp for those children who are seriously ill. The charity also makes contributions to the Buddy Ball sports league for children with mental and physical disabilities.

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