Man Who Crashed Vehicle Into Florida Day Care, Killing 1 Child and Injuring 13 Others, Turns Himself In

The man who police say fled the scene after his SUV hit a car, sending it into a Winter Park day care center and killing a 4-year-old girl, turned himself in Thursday, Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Maj. Cindy Williams said.

Robert Alex Corchado, who Williams earlier said had gang ties as well as numerous drug arrests, surrendered at the Orange County jail, according to a tweet from the sheriff department.

A warrant for his arrest had been issued early Thursday after, authorities say, Corchado drove a Dodge Durango that hit a car, sending it into a crowded KinderCare. One girl died from injuries sustained in the accident and 13 other children were injured, as was one adult.

Corchado fled the scene and ditched his Dodge Durango before renting another SUV, Williams said earlier. The warrant alleges Corchado left the scene of an accident “with death.”

Bond was set at $100,000, according to an arrest affidavit.

Williams said Corchado, 28, rented a black Mazda CX-5 on Wednesday afternoon after fleeing the accident.

Corchado’s Dodge Durango was found abandoned a few hours after the crash.

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SOURCE: Ed Payne, Steve Almasy and John Couwels

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