Close

Sun Subscriber Website Login






Please wait....
 
News Story
Updated: 08/18/2014 02:54:33PM

Birthday dinner ends in catastrophe

Share this story:


PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Bricks by the highway open to a long track in the grass that leads to the parking lot and the damaged restaurant, L'incontro Italian Cuisine.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Workers carry furniture out of the restaurant, Tuesday, as the cleanup continued.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Tuesday, L'incontro Restaurant was boarded up, with crime scene tape roping off the area.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


L'incontro Italian Cuisine is usually busy at lunchtime, situated right in the heart of Lake Wales on SR 60. But Tuesday, the restaurant was boarded and roped off so workers could put things back together.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY LWPD


This was the scene inside the restaurant when the Jeep crashed through the wall.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY LWPD


This was the front of the building.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY LWPD


A medical helicopter airlifted Genevieve Sheldon to Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ

Text Size:


Genevieve Sheldon and her husband, Carl, 81, were celebrating her 95th birthday with a dinner at the L’incontro Italian Restaurant in Lake Wales, when tragedy struck, Monday.

According to Lake Wales Police reports, at approximately 4:19 p.m., their meal was violently interrupted when a 2003 Jeep Liberty crashed through the front wall of the restaurant.

You are currently not logged in
By logging in you can see the full story.

Get LakeWales Delivered


ADVERTISEMENT