• Woman celebrating 95th birthday injured when car crashes into restaurant


    LAKE WALES, Fla. - A woman celebrating her 95th birthday is recovering after a man lost control of his Jeep and drove it into the front wall of an Italian restaurant in Lake Wales.

    According to police, 22-year-old Conor E. Sullivan ran from the scene Monday afternoon, but was found by police a short time later. He was treated for minor injuries and now faces multiple charges.

    Authorities say Genevieve Sheldon and her husband Carl both had cuts and bruises and were disoriented after the crash. An ambulance took Carl Sheldon to the hospital in Lakeland. His wife was transported by helicopter. The Ledger reports both were in stable condition.

    The vehicle damaged the entrance and front wall of the L'Incontro Italian Cuisine restaurant.

    No phone number was available for Sullivan.

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