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Woman dies in crash near Minot

MINOT — A Mesa, Ariz., woman has died after being involved in a car accident near Minot.

Maria Schermerhorn, 42, succummed to injuries Tuesday after her 2005 Acura was struck by a 2012 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Dennis Miller, 55, of Bismarck, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Schermerhorn was traveling east on Highway 23 when she ran a stop sign Monday afternoon at Junction 83, about 15 miles south of Minot, the patrol reported. She entered the southbound lane, where Miller’s vehicle struck hers.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

Schermerhorn was transported by helicopter to Trinity Hospital in Minot, where she died.

The accident remains under investigation, according to the patrol.

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