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Woman dies after car accident near Minot

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

Maria Schermerhorn, 42, succummed to injuries Tuesday after her 2005 Aucra was struck by a 2012 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Dennis Miller of Bismarck, according to a press release.

Schermerhorn was traveling east on Highway 23 on Monday afternoon when she ran a stop sign at Junction 83, approximately 15 miles south of Minot. She entered the southbound lane and where Miller, 55, hit her vehicle with his pickup.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. The North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the incident.

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

The accident is still under investigation, according to the release.

April Baumgarten
April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, as the news editor. She works with a team of talented journalists and editors, who strive to give the Grand Forks area the quality news readers deserve to know. Baumgarten grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college,  she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.