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A caravan of cars honk their horns as they cross the Prescott, Wis., bridge with the help of a police escort to honor Tyler Orpen. The River Falls, Wis., teen died July 5 after a fiery crash in the town of Clifton, Wis. Friends of Orpen, the son of Shawn and December (Laveau) Orpen, hosted a luncheon in Orpen's honor on the day of his death, then caravaned from Woodbury to the funeral. (Hastings Star Gazette photo by Michelle Wirth)

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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