- Associated Press - Friday, October 28, 2016

FROSTPROOF, Fla. (AP) - Two teenage siblings are dead following a crash while they were driving to their central Florida high school.

In a news release, Polk County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Horstman said 18-year-old Jorge Lara was turning onto a U.S. highway in Frostproof on Friday morning when a pickup truck struck his Jeep Liberty. Lara and his 15-year-old sister Melanie died. Both were students at Frostproof High School.

Horstman says three men in the truck were taken to hospitals and are expected to survive.

She says chaplains and victim advocates from the sheriff’s office were at the scene with the teens’ family and that the school board planned to send grief counselors to the high school on Friday.

Frostproof is southwest of Orlando.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide