UPDATE: Motorcyclist who died in tractor accident identified

GRATTAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- The man who died after crashing into a tractor Saturday afternoon has been identified as 60-year-old Richard Olthoff of Kentwood.

Another motorcyclist riding alongside him, Luke Knol, 31, of Cascade Township, suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.

The accident happened near 5 Mile and Byrne Ave. around 1 p.m.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department says the men were riding eastbound around 1 p.m. on the road together when they saw the tractor. They were unable to stop in time and collided with the tractor.

The driver was towing farm equipment and he was not injured.

The crash is still under investigation, but the sheriff's department says speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors.


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