BG motorcyclist killed while participating in charity event

A Bowling Green man has been killed during a charity motorcycle event.

Saturday morning at approximately 11:30, 53-year- old Robert Bartley was taking part in the Great Teddy Bear Run, a charity event that benefits the Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center.

He wrecked his motorcycle on Veterans Memorial Lane, near Kentucky Street, in Bowling Green, according to a report by

Bartley was airlifted to a Nashville trauma center where he later died.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

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