A charity ride in Indiana, USA, trying to raise money for the families of slain police officers, ended in tragedy when two policemen (one retired) were killed, and another injured when their support van ploughed into them after being hit by a truck. According to AP, the accident happened at approximately 12:30pm on Tuesday, August 22, as a group of 10 current and retired police officers were riding south along Indiana 63 near the Indiana-Illinois state border.
52 year-old Lieutenant Gary Dudley (state police) and retired Lake County sheriff's Chief Gary Martin (63) were killed in the accident, while retired Indianapolis police officer Spencer Moore was injured, but is in a fair condition in hospital. It is not known whether any charges will be filed against the driver of the truck.
The group was part of a larger effort raising money for Indiana Concerns of Police Survivors, which supports families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty. 30 riders were scheduled to take part in various sectors of the ride, which was planned at being 1,100 miles long over 13 days, but may now be called off.