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Three injured in the annual Ride With The Governor fundraiser

Four participants in Friday's Annual Governor's Motorcycle Ride were involved in a crash after the ride left Columbus.

About 500 motorcyclists took part in the event, organized by American Bikers Aimed Toward Education. The 141-mile ride began at the Statehouse Friday morning and included three stops along the route in Columbus, Seymour, and Madison.

Indiana State Police say that 62-year-old Brenda S. Lynch of Indianapolis ran off the side of State Road 356 in a curve near Lexington. 66-year-old Larry P. Lahue locked up his brakes avoiding the first crash and also went off the side of the road. 70-year-old James R. Thomas of Richmond said he also drove off the curve and 60-year-old John Herr of Straughn hit Lahue's motorcycle which was in the roadway after his crash.

Lynch was flown to the University of Louisville hospital in Louisville with a head injury and wrist and ankle pain. Lahue was taken to the same hospital with rib and back pain and Thomas was also flown to the hospital with back, wrist and collarbone pain. Herr was not injured.

During his stop in Columbus, Gov. Mike Pence, a Columbus native, talked about what the 10-year-old ride is all about.

"Today we will, with your support, raise thousands of dollars for the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund," Pence said. "This has become a great tradition. It has been a great help. All of us cherish the fact that Indiana has not only the fourth largest National Guard in America, but we have the best National Guard in the United States of America."
Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014 8:16:29 AM

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