A Saturday evening accident in Fond du Lac County has taken the lives of two Chilton residents.


The incident happened near the community of Peebles on U.S. Highway 151, just north of Fond du Lac County Highway WH (formerly Hwy. 149). The crash happened about 6:30 p.m. when a motorcycle was trying to pass a tractor when the tractor started turning into a field.The two vehicles crashed, ejecting both the motorcycle driver and his passenger. 

Carl M. Serwe, 49, of Chilton, died at the scene. His passenger, Darci Lu Atkins, 47, of Chilton, was airlifted to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah where she died Sunday from her injuries, according to the Fond du Lac County Sheriffs Department.
The tractor driver did not suffer any injuries.
Speed and unsafe passing were factors in the crash, according to the sheriff's department.