Former CL dance instructor killed in Florida car accident

Linda Gallagher, Contributing Writer

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Amanda Sage St. John

CENTRAL LAKE – The Central Lake area is mourning the tragic loss of a beloved family member, friend and former dance instructor after a Dec. 23 car accident in Florida.

Amanda Sage St. John, 41, of Ocala, Florida, died four days later on Dec. 27 of traumatic injuries suffered in the crash, which occurred less than a mile from her home. 

St. John, who with her husband Tone and sons Mason and Tyler had moved to Florida from Central Lake in 2014, was on her way to Mason's high school wrestling match on the morning of Dec. 23 when the car she was driving was hit by another vehicle that ran a stop sign. St. John was alone when the accident occurred.

"She was a very devoted mother to her sons," said longtime close friend Jenny Shooks. "They meant the world to her and filled her heart with pride. She was very involved in any extra-curricular activity that her sons participated in and was always willing to jump in and help out with anything."

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