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TURTLE LAKE - A northwest Wisconsin woman was killed yesterday when her car slammed into an oncoming semi-truck.

Barron County sheriff's deputies said 52-year-old Cheryl Baglien of Turtle Lake was heading west on Highway 8 when she entered an opposite lane on a curve, and hit the oncoming semi. Baglien's 17-year-old daughter suffered serious injuries. She was flown to a hospital in Saint Paul. The trucker, a man from Exeland, was not hurt.

Traffic on Highway Eight was detoured for eight hours yesterday, so the crash could be investigated and the wreckage could be cleared out. Barron County deputies and the State Patrol are still investigating.