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1 dead, 1 critical after crash involving van and semi near Brainerd

The crash happened south of Brainerd on Friday morning.

A 36-year-old woman is dead after the Dodge Grand Caravan she was driving collided with a semi near Brainerd. 

The crash happened just after 7:50 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Hwy. 25 and County Road 2, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. 

The crash report says the woman driving the Caravan was northbound on Hwy. 25 and the semi was eastbound on County Road 2 when it failed to yield. The van hit the back of the semi and came to a rest in the intersection, while the semi rolled and came to a halt on the shoulder of County Road 2. 

The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene. She has been identified as Kelly B. Schmidtbauer, 36, of Pierz. 

The man driving the semi, a 59-year-old from Staples, suffered life-threatening injuries.

No other details have been provided. 

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