Two Seriously Injured In FDL County Accident

Two people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident in Fond du Lac County Saturday afternoon. Sheriff’s officials say 30-year-old Sara Mertes of Waldo fell asleep behind the wheel on Highway 45 in the Town of Auburn and crossed over the center line. She struck a northbound vehicle being driven by 53-year-old Anthony Vandergrinten of Fond du Lac. Flight for Life flew Mertes to Froedert Hospital and Vandergrinten was taken by ambulance to St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the accident. The accident north of Gatzke Lane was reported shortly after 2 p.m.