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MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY)

A woman who was ejected from a motorcycle during a motorcycle crash in Manitowoc County has died, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Linda Jane Griffey, 48, died Tuesday morning, the State Patrol said. The Kewaunee woman died at a Green Bay hospital.

Griffey was a passenger on a bike operated by 67-year-old Kenneth Griffey of Kewaunee. He was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of a second bike, 58-year-old Thomas R Bournoville of Luxemburg, is hospitalized with life threatening injuries.

The crash happened April 7 on Highway R at Old Y Road near Maribel.

The State Patrol says Bournoville had started to slow down when Kenneth Griffey crashed into him. Linda Jane Griffey was a passenger on Kenneth’s bike.

Bournoville and Griffey lost control of their bikes and all three were ejected onto the road.

Neither Bournoville or the Griffeys were wearing helmets, according to the State Patrol.

“Heavy rain and alcohol are possible contributing factors to the crash,” reads a statement from the State Patrol.

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Three people were seriously hurt when two motorcycles collided near Maribel Sunday.

It happened at about 3:15 p.m. on Highway R at Old Y Road.

“Heavy rain and alcohol are possible contributing factors to the crash,” reads a statement from the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Investigators say a 2012 Harley was traveling on the highway when it started to slow down. It was hit by a second bike, a 1995 Harley.

Both bikes lost control. A 58-year-old Luxemburg man was operating the first bike. He was ejected from the motorcycle.

A 67-year-old Kewaunee man was operating the second bike with a 48-year-old Kewaunee woman as passenger. Both the man and the woman were ejected.

The men and the woman were not wearing helmets.

The man on the first bike was taken to a Green Bay hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The man and the woman on the second bike were taken to a Bellevue hospital. The woman has life-threatening injuries. The man has non-life threatening injuries.

No names were released.

Source:wbay.com

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