UPDATE: Driver in Deadly Fla. Day Care Crash in Custody

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The man authorities say fled after causing a deadly crash at a Florida day care center has surrendered.

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WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) -- -- The man authorities say fled after causing a deadly crash at a Florida day care center has surrendered.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Robert Alex Corchado surrendered Thursday at the county jail.

Police agencies across the state had been searching for Corchado since the Wednesday crash that killed a 4-year-old girl and injured 14 other people, most of them children.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Corchado slammed into a convertible, which then smashed into the KinderCare building north of Orlando.

Records show he's been arrested eight times since 2000, including in December when he was charged with leaving the scene of another crash.


Authorities say the man they're seeking in the investigation of a deadly car crash into a Florida day care center was the vehicle's driver.

The Florida Highway Patrol previously called 26-year-old Robert Alex Corchado a "person of interest" in the Wednesday afternoon crash. Early Thursday, spokeswoman Wanda Diaz said in a statement that Corchado was driving the Dodge Dorango that struck a convertible, which jumped a curb and smashed into the KinderCare building. One girl died. Fourteen others, mostly children, were injured.

Corchado is wanted on charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death and serious injuries. Officials believe Corchado was trying to flee Orlando.

He's been arrested eight times since 2000. In December, he was arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of a crash and drug charges.

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