2 injured in Vernon Co. rollover crash

Published On: Nov 26 2012 07:59:41 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 26 2012 07:54:27 AM CST
TOWN of UNION, Wis. -

Two people were injured in a single vehicle rollover crash on Saturday after the driver fell asleep behind the wheel in the Town of Union, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say James Porter, 70, of Viroqua, fell asleep behind the wheel while driving on State Highway 82 just west of Muncie Road at about 2 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned into a field.

The sheriff’s office said Porter and his passenger Kathleen Retzlaff, 60, of Viroqua, were both injured from the crash. They were transported and treated at a hospital in Hillsboro. Authorities said they were not wearing a seatbelts.