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Identities Released in Grattan Township Fatal Motorcycle Accident

UNDATED (WHTC) -- The identities of the victims in a crash between two motorcycles and a tractor Saturday afternoon have been released.  Kent County dispatch reports that 60-year-old Richard Olthoff, of Kentwood, died after crashing his 2008 Yamaha motorcycle into a tractor crossing 5 Mile Road near Byrne Ave. NE in Grattan Township.  The other rider, 31-year-old Luke Knol, of Cascade Township, was treated at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital for minor injuries.  The driver of the tractor, 82-year-old Paul Blatner, was uninjured.  Alcohol and excessive speed are not believed to be factors but the investigation continues.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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