News Update for 3/30/21

The 12 Hours of Sebring may be over for this year, but competition is just beginning at the Sebring International Raceway. Transporters already are loading in at the track for this week’s Historic Sports Car Spring Fling.
Vintage and Historic Cars will take to the circuit in a rare mid week competition. Among the competitors will be the Kremer Porsche and a Ferrari F-355. A special test day will be held tomorrow.

An Avon Park woman has been seriously injured in a Manatee County traffic accident. The 4-car pile-up occurred early yesterday morning on State Road 64 near the Lake Manatee State Park. According to reports, a semi tractor-trailer rig went left of center, and hit the 22-year-old woman’s car head on.
She was seriously hurt and the driver of the truck was critically injured. Two other cars were gathered up in the mess – the drivers there reportedly were uninjured.
Charges in the incident are pending.

Another successful track for the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office k-9 Corps. This time it was officer “Hooch” who went in search of a driver suspected in a hit and run accident.
A woman bicycling along Twitty Road reportedly was clipped by a car. The vehicle stopped, but the driver reportedly fled the scene. After a half-mile track, the Sheriff’s Bloodhound found Bruce Edward Carter hiding in some bushes.
The 53-year-old Sebring man was taken into custody without incident. He has been charged with several counts – including failure to remain at the scene of an accident.

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials are warning about yet another scam – this one comes from the US Mail. They say if you received a letter from “Infinity Insurance” saying you have been exposed to a “data breach” – you haven’t.
Throw the letter away.
They say such notifications, either by mail or by phone, are ways to steal your identity. They say never give out personal information over the phone – instead, contact your company directly.