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St. Cloud woman killed in crash

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

A St. Cloud woman was killed on Florida’s Turnpike on Monday after her vehicle hit a man lift that drove into her path, authorities said.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Susan Bagass, 62, of St. Cloud, was driving a 2013 Ford Edge southbound on the turnpike at about 9:45 p.m. in the inside lane.

A man lift being operated by Robert Wilson Jr. from a hydraulic lift bucket was in a construction area and drove directly into the path of the Ford, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The Ford struck the right side of the man lift, knocking Wilson out of the bucket.

The Ford then rotated clockwise and struck a barrier wall on the left side. Bagass was pronounced dead on scene. Her passenger, Jennifer Fletcher, 62, of St. Cloud, was taken to Osceola County Regional Medical Center in serious condition.

Wilson was taken to the same hospital in critical condition.

The crash remains under investigation.