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Federal agency investigating Clarksville camper deaths

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CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating after five people were found dead Sunday at a biker event in Clarksville.

The five victims were attending the annual Leslie W. Watson Toy Run at the Clarksville Speedway. The run is part of an annual event sponsored by the group Bikers Who Care.

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 have not released the cause of death but say foul play is not suspected.

CPSC is a federal agency that regulates consumer products, including generators.

CPSC says consumers should take precautions with generators, as the exhaust from generators contains poisonous carbon monoxide.

Monday, police released carbon monoxide level numbers from inside the victims' 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 in Clarksville to determine the cause of death.

CPSC reports that nearly 600 generator-related carbon monoxide deaths have been reported since 1999.

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