Six Motorcycle Officers Crash in Funeral Procession

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say six motorcycle officers were involved in a crash while escorting the family of one of the country’s largest Harley-Davidson dealers to his funeral.

A Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman says a group of motorcycle officers from various agencies was riding with the funeral party for Bruce Rossmeyer Tuesday morning in Ormond Beach. The spokeswoman says the lead rider slowed down, while the riders near the back of the group didn’t, causing a chain-reaction crash.

Authorities say two officers were hurt, but their injuries weren’t serious. Damage to the motorcycles was also reported as minor.

Rossmeyer died in a motorcycle crash last week in Wyoming. The 66-year-old had owned more than a dozen Harley-Davidson dealerships, most located in Florida.

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