AVON PARK, FL. -- 1998 Ford Model Explorer, driven byRobert L. Durham III, 59 of Avon Park crashed at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday killing the driver.
Durham was traveling south on N Lake Ave in Avon Park when for an unknown reason, lost control causing his SUV to travel over a cement curb and onto the western grass shoulder.
The right front collided with a light pole on the west shoulder, then traveled back into the roadway and began to rotate in a counterclockwise direction and began to overturn. While overturning in a southeasterly direction traveled into the northbound lane of N Lake Ave where the driver was ejected.
The vehicle came to final rest facing a northeasterly direction in the northbound lane with its front wheels on the eastern grass shoulder. Durham came to final rest just south of the vehicle in the roadway.