BMW employee dies in crash of hijacked plane

BMW of North America Inc. today confirmed that one of its employees, Linda Gronlund, was on one of the flights hijacked on Tuesday.

Gronlund, 46, environmental compliance manager, was a passenger on the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco, which crashed in Pennsylvania as it was apparently being redirected to Washington.

“We’re all devastated, but especially the people in her department. She was very well-liked and respected,” said spokeswoman Martha McKinley.

Gronlund, who joined BMW in 1990, was on vacation, the spokeswoman said. BMW of North America Inc. is based in Woodcliff Lake, N.J.

You can reach Jim Henry at autonews@crain.com
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