Saturday, April 20, 2013

One Dead In Corvette Crash

SEBRING, FL, -- A two-car crash Friday at 2:44 p.m. left one dead in Highlands County on U.S. 27.

A 1998 Corvette driven by James D. Howard, 66 of Sebring was traveling north bound on US27 in the inside lane as a 2006 Lincoln Town Car driven by Victoria W. Grant 61 of Sebring attempted to travel west, crossing the north bound lanes of US 27 from the stop sign at the intersection of Whisper Cir. in front of the Corvette.

As a result, the front of the Corvette collided with the left (Driver) side of the Town Car. The Corvette ended up facing southwest within the intersection. The Lincoln ended up facing north on the median just north of the intersection. The driver of the Lincoln was pronounced deceased at scene of crash.

A blood alcohol test is pending on Grant. Howard was taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital with critical injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt said FHP Trooper P. Miller.

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