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Police: 5 bikers found dead in an RV at Tennessee charity event, cause of death unknown
CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee (AP) ' Five bikers were found dead Sunday in a recreational vehicle at a speedway and an event organizer said fumes from a generator were to blame.
Three men and two women were found in the RV at the Clarksville Speedway and there was no sign of foul play, Clarksville police spokesman Jim Knoll said. The cause of death would have to be determined by a coroner, he said.
Bikers Who Care Director Bill Langford said it appears a small storage hatch on the RV did not close properly and allowed fumes from the generator to leak inside the vehicle. He said the bikers who found the bodies were taken to a hospital after feeling dizzy and light-headed. They all had high amounts of carbon monoxide in their systems, he said.
It was the 30th year the group had organized the fundraiser, which features motorcycle races, a party and contests. Several thousand people attended the weekend event.
Clarksville is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Nashville.