The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children said in a statement
that one child died after a hit-and-run driver crashed into a
vehicle that then struck the building that houses the KinderCare
day care center.
The hospital did not release the gender or age of the child.
The condition of several of the injured was "very, very
serious," said Cindy Williams, a spokeswoman for the Florida
The car that crashed into the day care center was rear-ended by
a silver Dodge Durango which fled the scene, officials said.
After public pleas to help locate the vehicle, the car was found
parked at an Orlando area home.
Based on information from a witness, officials are looking for a
man they describe as a "person of interest" who may have been
the driver, Williams said.
"We do know he is trying to flee the area ... We got information
he might be trying to catch a flight out of Orlando," Williams
(Reporting by Barbara Liston; editing by Kevin Gray, Andrew Hay
and Cynthia Osterman)
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