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Pregnant woman fatally hit after semi failed to stop at intersection in Stearns County

December 18, 2018

A woman was killed Monday morning when a semitrailer truck failed to stop at an intersection in rural Stearns County and broadsided her SUV.

The woman, 30, who was five months pregnant, was taken to St. Cloud Hospital, where she died.

The driver of the semi, Corey William Planck, 46, of Star City, Ind., was not injured.

According to the Stearns County Sheriffs Office, Planck was driving northeast on County Road 133 toward Sartell, Minn. At the same time, the woman driving a 2017 Subaru Forrester was heading southeast on County Road 4 toward St. Cloud.

Just before 8 a.m., the victim had stopped at a stop sign and was proceeding to go through the intersection when Planck failed to stop at his stop sign and struck her vehicle on the passenger side. He later told authorities that he didnt see the stop sign.

The Sheriffs Office is investigating.

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