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UPDATE: Motorcyclists who died in crash with tree limb identified

UPDATE: The Barry County Sheriff's Office has identified the two men as Christian Nederveld, 47, from Wyoming and Jeffery Altena, 55, from Hudsonville.

 

ORIGINAL: STORY:Two motorcyclists died Sunday just after 8 p.m. on Yankee Spring Road and White Pine Drive when a large tree limb fell on one of the riders and the second rider struck the same limb.

Barry County Sheriff’s deputies report a 55-year-old Hudsonville man died at the scene despite efforts to save his life. A 47-year-old Wyoming man was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. Both cyclists were wearing helmets.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

Deputies Shawn Olmstead and Scott Ware investigated; Yankee Springs and Wayland fire departments, Wayland EMS, Michigan DNR, Michigan State Police, Barry County Road Commission and Central Dispatch assisted.

 

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