Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say an early morning traffic crash on the north end has claimed a life. Apparently, the one car accident happened in the southbound lane of Highway 27 about 6:00 near Sun Pure Road. A passing motorist noticed the car and called authorities.
The mishap is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers have released no other informaton in the incident.
Fire hit a home on Camphor Street near the Avon Park Middle School this morning. Witnesses said it was a large blaze and was preceded by a loud explosion.
Units from the Avon Park municipal fire department are woring the blaze with mutual aid from West Sebring. Currently, there are no reports of any injuries.
The gates opened this morning at the Sebring International Raceway for the Crevantic 24 weekend. Racing began almost immediately with qualifying and racing sessions for the Radical Cup North America series. They’ll run again tomorrow with a Friday night practice for the Crevantic 24 cars.
The twice-around-the-clock Crevantic 24 Hours will run from Saturday until Sunday. It’s Sebring’s first 24-Hour race.
Without comment, Highlands County commissioners this week approved a resolution saluting the National Rifle Association’s 150th birthday. It was read into the record by Commissioner Arlene Tuck and accepted by members of the Highlands Tea Party.
The measure caused less of a stir than Tuck’s initiative in February of last year, calling for Highlands to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. After much debate, a former commission passed that action by a razor thin 3-2 vote. Tuck is the only remaining, sitting commissioner from that board.