Car crashes into Fla. day care

Police looking for ex-con in deadly day care crash

April 10, 2014


Police are seeking an ex-con with a long history of arrests in the crash that killed one child and injured 11 others at a day care center in the Orlando area on Wednesday.

A silver Dodge Durango rammed into an Orange County, Fla., day care center, killing a 4-year-old girl.

The hit-and-run also injured 14 people, including children, some of whom were transported to nearby hospitals in serious condition.

Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Wanda Diaz said in a statement Thursday that 28-year-old Robert Alex Corchado- who has been arrested eight times since 2000- was driving the Dodge Durango that struck a Toyota Solaro convertible, which jumped a curb and smashed into the KinderCare building, the Associated Press reported.

The car wound up inside the front room and was removed around 6:45 p.m. More than 50 children and adults were inside the facility at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Toyota wasn’t injured.

The Highway Patrol on Wednesday described Corchado as “dangerous.” He served time for cocaine trafficking and is out on bail for December charges involving drugs and hit-and-run.

Authorities said they located the Durango outside a house in Winter Park, Fla., though Corchado is still at large.

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