A 16-year-old girl was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon, the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office said.

Megan Bennig of New Richmond, Wis., was driving southbound on 140th Street when she entered the intersection at County Road G shortly after 3 p.m. and was struck by a semitrailer truck, St. Croix County Sheriff Scott Knudson said.

Bennig, who was wearing a seat belt, died of her injuries at the scene, Knudson said in a news release.

The truck driver, Weston Gray, 19, of Centuria, Wis., was not hurt.

Gray was wearing a seat belt, the Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol are investigating the crash.

Bennig was the seventh traffic fatality in the county this year.

She was a student at New Richmond High School, where grief counselors and a chaplain from the Sheriff's Office were available to meet with students and staff Thursday.

Tim Harlow