UPDATE 12:25 PM 11/13/11:
One man who was on his way to join the "Ride For The 3095" procession was killed while riding his motorcycle through Peninsula.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's office and Peninsula police say that 44 year-old Sean Simmons was riding on Truxell Road in Peninsula at about 10 AM Saturday, when he went left of center and struck a tree.
Simmons was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 10:10 AM.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
A family friend of Simmons tells AkronNewsNow.com that he was headed for the "Ride For The 3095" starting point in Richfield, and that he was "so enthused" about getting people to join the ride...and was a veteran himself.
If you saw a lot of motorcycles going down I-77 and Route 21 in Summit County on Saturday afternoon, there was a reason.
The "Ride For The 3095" featured nearly 3100 motorcycles headed from a Richfield hotel down I-77 and Route 21, to Clinton's Ohio Veterans' Memorial Park. The number 3095 is the number of Ohioans who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.
The bikes were also carrying flags with names of those who lost their lives in Vietnam. The memorial park in Clinton is home of the Ohio Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Wall.
The ride got underway at noon on Saturday, as the motorcycle riders left Richfield in waves in alphabetical order.
Police dispatchers tell AkronNewsNow that there was one accident between two motorcycles near the interchange of I-71 and I-271, which tied up traffic for a while early this afternoon.
On the Web: Ride For The 3095, www.3095ride.com
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