WINTER PARK, Fla. (TBO.com) - Authorities say they want to question a man who has been arrested eight times since 2000 about his possible role in a car’s crash into a day care center that left one girl dead and injured 14 others, mostly children.
Authorities were searching Thursday for 26-year-old Robert Corchado after the incident at the KinderCare building Wednesday afternoon.
A Toyota Solara convertible went out of control after it was struck by a Dodge Durango, jumped a curb and smashed into the day care, breaking through the wall and into the building, said Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Wanda Diaz. The convertible’s driver was not hurt.
Local television footage showed small children and infants in cribs being taken outside to the day care’s playground. Several of the injured were carried out on stretchers.
Late Wednesday afternoon, parents could be seen waiting to pick up their children, and then clutching them in their arms as they were escorted to their vehicles by authorities.
The Durango left the scene. Police said Corchado was the driver, but they wouldn’t say how they knew that. They said troopers and deputies were headed for OrlandoInternationalAirport to look for him, adding he was trying to flee the area.
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