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Accident in Gratton Township Results in Fatality

UNDATED (WHTC) -- The Kent County Sheriff's Office reports that the accident involved two motorcycles and a tractor.  It happend at about 1:30 P.M. on 5 Mile Rd. near Byrne Ave., west of Belding.  Dispatch said the motorcycles were eastbound on 5 Mile Rd.when the tractor pulled out in front of them.  The riders were not able to stop in time and collided with each other.  One rider has been reported dead as a result of the crash.  The other was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  Neither alcohol or excessive speed are consdiered to be factors in the crash. 

Story by:  Diane E Coston