A 74-year-old from Ruskin, FL has died after she was in a fatal traffic crash in the early morning hours of Sunday which took place on U.S. 41.
According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, the incident happened on or about 11 A.M. on Sunday, April 8 at the intersection of U.S. 41 and 12th Street NE.
Troopers reported that Baughman was traveling westbound in her 1996 Mercedes on 12th Street. As she was approaching the intersection on U.S. 41, Baughman attempted to go south and came onto the path of a 2012 Sedona Kia.
The driver of the Sedona Kia was identified as Georgina Meredith. Meredith and her passengers, 14-year-old John Meredith and 10-year-old Matthew Meredith were treated for minor injuries at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Wilmette Baughman was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital as well where she later died from her injuries.