One person dead, after a motorcycle crash in Kent County

Posted at 1:39 PM, Jul 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-19 19:12:36-04

GRATTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.- Kent County Sheriff Deputies are on the scene of a fatal motorcycle versus tractor crash that happened Saturday afternoon.

According to Kent County Dispatchers, the crash happened near the intersection of 5 mile Road and Byrne Rd. NE at around 1 p.m.

Deputies at the scene say, two motorcycles were travelling eastbound on 5 Mile Rd. when they came across a tractor that was crossing the road.  The drivers of the motorcycles were unable to stop for the tractor and crashed. One of the motorcycle drivers died at the scene , while the driver was transported to a Grand Rapids hospital with minor injuries.

The names of the victims have not been released.

It is unknown whether the driver of the tractor was injured or not.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating.