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Authorities identify women killed in Wisconsin crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have identified two people killed in a highway crash involving a semitrailer truck and a car in northwestern Wisconsin.

The two people who died Saturday afternoon in the collision east of Grantsburg were the car’s driver, 22-year-old Micaela E. Schneider, of Plover, Wisconsin, and 22-year-old passenger Olivia Johnson, a former University of Minnesota student who worked as an intern in the Star Tribune newsroom, the newspaper reported.

Authorities say Schneider was heading west on Hwy. 70, lost control of her car and crossed into the path of the eastbound semi. Two people in the semi escaped serious injuries.

At the time of her death, Johnson was a news reporter for the News & Advance in Lynchburg, Virginia. Previously, she spent three years as a reporter and editor at the University of Minnesota Daily, and one semester each as a reporting intern for the Star Tribune’s business section in the first half of 2018 and for the St. Paul Pioneer Press in late 2017.

Schneider was a classmate of Johnson’s at the University of Minnesota and worked in marketing at Warner Bros.