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Sebring accident leaves 1 dead, 1 critical

SEBRING - A Sebring woman died as a result of injuries sustained in a Friday afternoon traffic accident and a man is in critical condition after the collision in the northbound lane of U.S. 27 just north of the city. Victoria W. Grant, 61, died when the Lincoln TownCar she was driving headed west across U.S. 27. James. D. Howard, 66, of Sebring, was in a Corvette on the inside lane of U.S. 27 traveling north at the time of the accident. Howard was taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release. Grant was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened at about 2:44 p.m. Friday. FHP continues to investigate the accident.