FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a Treasure Coast woman who was struck and killed by a bus Saturday afternoon on the lower level of Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.
Around 2:15 p.m., Cheryl A. Bazilius, of Ft. Pierce, got out of parked Ford SUV in the right traffic lane in Terminal 3 to meet her husband who just arrived on a flight. As Bazilius, 68, walked back to get into the SUV she was struck by a bus passing in the center traffic lane.
“As she was getting back into the vehicle it appears she tripped and fell under the wheels of the bus,” said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Jachles.
Bazilius pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the private charter bus, 61-year old Woodrow Minor, received minor injuries.
Investigators said 12 passengers on board the bus, which was headed to Miami so they could board a cruise, were not hurt.
Jessica Young heard the crash.
“You heard the screeches and the screams of the other people and it’s unbelievable it’s terrible this would happen to a poor lady. I just can’t believe it,” she said.
Investigators are still investigating as to why Bazilius stopped the vehicle stopped where she did.