News Update for 3/17/20

NEWS 3/17/21 BF

Florida Highway Patrol officials now say an accident on Highway 27 south of Sebring last night claimed two lives. According to an FHP report, an auto driven by a 15-year-old Port St. Lucie resident was making a U-Turn at the intersection of 27 and George Blvd and was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
The driver of that car – a 26-year-old Lake Placid man, and a passenger in the other vehicle, a 52-year-old woman from Hollysood both were killed.
No charges have yet been filed pending a further investigation.

A Lake Placid woman reportedly was killed in a Polk County traffic crash. 21-year-old Kayla Harris died in a five vehicle pile-up north of Bartow yesterday.
Polk County Sheriff’s reports indicate Harris was northbound on US 98 and swerved to avoid a collision in front of her. She lost control of her Chrysler Sebring which then was hit by another vehicle.

The gates are open at the Sebring International Raceway and early arrivals already are making their way in for this year’s running of the Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring.
On track today will be practice sessions for Mazda MX-5 cars, racers in the Porsche Carrera Cup and competitiors in the Alan Jay 120 Endurance Race.
Fans also can get out on the track as they will have the annual Track Walk this afternoon.

Today is the last day for the Coronavirus vaccine operation in Avon Park. Shots are being dispensied at the Community Center on Main Street from 9am until 5pm.
As over the past couple of days, there will be nearly two dozen nurses on hand to take care of both walk-in and drive thru customers. An EMS crew remains there on standby, in the event of any adverse reactions.
The program also was held Monday and yesterday.

Those in search of some livestock will have an opportunity for some bargains today. Highlands County Animal Serives is holding an auction.
Among the fare going on the block are a boar hog, sow and piglets. The gavel is set to fall at 11:00 at the Animal Service Location on Haywood Taylor Blvd.