Five people found dead after Tennessee motorcycle charity run
“NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) - Five people who were part of a charity motorcycle run in Tennessee, were found dead at a campground where bikers were staying after the Saturday event, organizers said on Sunday.
The bodies of the three men and two women were found in a camper at the Clarksville Speedway, where 200 bikers and their families were camped out. Local media said police were looking into carbon monoxide poisoning as a possible cause.
The bikers were part of a contingent of 1,500 riders, mostly on Harleys, who rode through the streets of Clarksville, Tennessee, on Saturday for the 30th Annual Leslie W. Watson Memorial Toy Run, sponsored by local charity Bikers Who Care.
Bikers must donate at least one new toy to participate, and the bikers had filled four trucks with items bound for the Clarksville Fire Department Christmas toy drive for underprivileged children.
“The BWC family is devastated by a tragic accident that took place this morning,” said Booger Watson, son of the event’s namesake.
“Our heartfelt condolences go to the families of our members and friends, and we would appreciate if everybody will respect the privacy of t
he families,” Watson said, his voice shaking.”