Suspect arrested in fatal Fla. day care crash

The ex-convict wanted for a hit-and-run crash Wednesday that killed a 4-year-old girl in an Orlando day care center and injured 14 others surrendered Thursday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Robert Corchado, 28, of Winter Park, turned himself in at the Orange County jail about 4:15 p.m., Major Cindy Williams said at a news conference. He was booked for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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Corchado had been sought for allegedly forcing a car off the road Wednesday afternoon and causing it to crash into the Goldenrod Road KinderCare Learning Center, killing Lily Quintus and injuring 11 other children and three adults.

His Dodge Durango was found abandoned hours later in Winter Park, where he rented a Mazda SUV and drove off, the Highway Patrol said.

At the time of the crash, Corchado was out on bail for drug and hit-and-run charges from December. In 2012, he was released from prison after serving three years for cocaine trafficking.

Earlier Thursday, Williams said that Corchado has ties to the Latin Kings gang and that members may have helped hide him.

"Those are the people who need to come forward and help us. If we find an accessory, we will prosecute you," she said.


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