This year’s Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring is being called an epic event, with pre-sales of tickets up by 60-70 percent. Track officials say even the early rain on Saturday did not hurt attendance significantly.
All Around Septic said their volume was up half again over last year and estimated there were roughly twice as many RV’s on the property as there were in 2018.
There was some bad news to report, a 64-year-old Port Charlotte man was found dead in his camper yesterday as Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies worked to clear the field. Early reports are that it seems to have been a natural death, but his body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Apparently a couple of race fans on their way home from the 12 Hours escaped serious injury when their car went off Highway 27 and overturned into a ditch. The incident occurred yesterday in front of South Florida State College.
Authorities say the occupants of the vehicle were not hurt as badly as the golf cart – which was dislodged from its trailer.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers reportedly are investigating a motorcycle accident that occurred last night at Highway 27 and Sebring Lakes. Early indications are the rider lost control of the bike and put it down.
The unidentified cycle-rider reportedly was taken to a local hospital. The FHP has released no other information on the incident.
Highlands County Sheriff’s officials say they have identified two men wanted in connection with a death investigation. The two are wanted for questioning, in connection with an incident at Advent Health in Sebring.
According to reports, the pair brought 53-year-old Rebecca Stephenson into the emergency room, where she was determined to be deceased. Apparently, the two did not wait around to give any information about the woman, who reportedly was visiting from Ohio.
That incident remains under investigation.
A Sebring man has died in a crash Friday in Indian River County. According to reports, 32-year-old Colby Foster was on I-95 and went off the road. The 2007 Pontiac overturned, ejecting Foster from the car. The vehicle then slammed into a fence.
His passenger, 31-year-old Levice Kirkland was not seriously hurt. Reports indicate neither of the two were wearing seatbelts.