Victims identified from biker event deaths - WSMV News 4

Victims identified from biker event deaths

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Clarksville police said five people were found dead Sunday at a biker event in Clarksville.

According to Jim Knoll, police spokesman, the five were at the annual Leslie W. Watson Toy Run at the Clarksville Speedway on Needmore Road. The run is part of an annual event sponsored by the group Bikers Who Care.

Bikers Who Care spokesman Bill Lankford told Channel 4 that it appears the five had rented a trailer and had some kind of issue with a generator.

Clarksville Police identified the deceased as Timothy Stone, 39, Allison Bagwell-Wyatt, 32, James Wall II, 38, Jonathan Over, 27 and Kathryn Over, 27.

Police are checking into the possibility it was carbon monoxide poisoning that claimed the lives of the victims.

On Monday, police released carbon monoxide level numbers from inside the camper trailer.

An initial reading taken just inside the entry door registered 40 ppm (parts per million). After Clarksville firefighters entered the trailer, the highest registered reading was 438 ppm.

On average, exposures at 100 ppm or greater is dangerous to human health, according to a report published in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences.

Autopsies are underway to determine the cause of death.

Police do not suspect foul play.

"This was a celebration of what they do for our community, this was toy run benefit party," said city councilwoman Deanna McLaughlin. "To lose five people, it's very sad. It's very sad."

"It's such a tragic circumstance," added Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. "I found it important to go out and console the families and offer our condolences and let them know how sorry we were for their loss. The community is very much behind this organization and those individuals who were so tragically killed at the site."

In front of the Bikers Who Care building Monday, the flag was at half staff, flowers surrounded the door and the sign above the building said Rest in Peace Brothers and Sisters.

"There's nothing about these people that will ever be forgotten," said Bill Langford, director for the Bikers Who Care. "We're a very close group of people. We meet every Thursday night. We're best friends. We love each other, hug each other. We're just a very close-knit group of people, and they won't be forgotten."

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