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Woman killed in car accident facing prison time

SUPERIOR, Wis. -- One of the two people killed on a slippery road in Superior was facing prison time after pleading guilty in federal court to charges in a widespread identity theft ring.

Forty-one-year-old Frances Jones was a passenger in an SUV that collided with another vehicle last Friday. The driver of the SUV, 49-year-old Harry Wilson, was also killed.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 12 people were indicted in the plot that defrauded banks and retail businesses, primarily in the Midwest, of more than $2 million. Jones faced up to 32 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

The Duluth News Tribune says the crash is still under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. An accident report says roads were snow-covered and slippery at the time of the crash.