Surrenders In Deadly Florida Day Care Center Car Crash
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[April 11, 2014]
By Barbara Liston
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) — A Florida man
suspected of involvement in a hit-and-run car crash that killed a
4-year-old girl and injured 14 people at an Orlando-area day care center
surrendered to authorities on Thursday, police said.
Robert Corchado, 28, turned himself in at the Orange County Jail,
said Cindy Williams, a spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol.
Police launched a manhunt for Corchado after the crash on Wednesday.
He is charged in an arrest warrant with leaving the scene of a crash
involving death and seriously bodily injury, a felony. The warrant
sets his initial bond at $100,000.
Williams said Corchado was considered a fugitive and could face
Corchado is believed to be the driver of a Dodge Durango SUV that
triggered the crash by rear-ending another car as it slowed to turn
into the day care entrance near Orlando.
The second car, a Toyota Solara, jumped the curb before going
through the parking lot and into the front of the KinderCare day
care center, striking several children and stopping at the back of
Williams identified the 4-year-old girl who died as Lily Quintus of
The driver of the Durango fled the scene and was later found parked
at a home. Corchado then rented a Mazda SUV, eluding authorities,
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Law enforcement intelligence indicates Corchado is a member of the
Latin Kings gang and police believe he had help hiding after the
crash, Williams said.
Williams said Corchado had an extensive criminal history involving
(Editing by Colleen Jenkins, Bernadette Baum, Kevin Gray and Eric
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