2 killed during motorcade for Nebraska Pearl Harbor survivor

The motorcade was for Red Cloud native and USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton, authorities said. 
Kansas State Patrol

GOVE COUNTY, Kansas (AP/KLKN) – A motorcycle rider who was escorting the body of a World War II veteran died after he lost control of his motorcycle in western Kansas, and a second deadly crash happened minutes later when a car crashed into a firetruck responding to the first crash.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said the motorcycle crash happened on Interstate 70 in Gove County shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday.

The second crash happened a few minutes later. The motorcycle driver was identified as 65-year-old Lennie Riedel of Colby, Kansas.

The car’s driver was 81-year-old Cal Silvrants of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The motorcade was for Red Cloud native and USS Arizona survivor Donald Stratton, authorities said.

Stratton’s funeral services are scheduled for Monday at the Red Cloud Cemetery. His family welcomes anyone who wishes to attend.

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