Paul “Patch” Spalding, 46, of Lebanon passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, after being critically injured during an accident at a bike rally Monday, Sept. 7.
The accident occurred while Spalding and his fiancé, Gina Kirkland, were attending a bike rally in Chillicothe, Ohio. Spalding and Kirkland fell off the back of a golf cart. Kirkland said he held on to her to protect her as they fell.
“He saved my life,” Kirkland said Monday.