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Florida Day Care Crash Suspect in Custody

The man police said fled in the vehicle that caused another car to crash into a Florida day care, killing a 4-year-old girl and injuring more than a dozen others, turned himself in to authorities at Orange County Jail Thursday.

Robert A. Corchado, 28, had been on the lam following the crash.

Cindy Williams, a spokeswoman for Florida Highway Patrol, said the suspect turned himself in about 24 hours after the manhunt began. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

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Officials said Corchado rented a black 2014 Mazda CX with license plate CHR-Q41 from a Winter Park Enterprise on Wednesday afternoon.

At a news conference earlier Thursday, Williams said Corchado's photo was broadcast statewide, and points of exit, such as airports and ports, had been alerted.

Image: Robert Corchado
Robert CorchadoOrange County Sheriff

Williams said the suspect had ties to the Latin Kings gang. His criminal record includes a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of a crash that involved property damage.

Department of Corrections records also show Corchado has served prison time for trafficking cocaine.

On Wednesday, police said a Dodge Durango allegedly driven by Corchado crashed into another car, a Toyota Solara, that then struck the KinderCare building in Winter Park.

Officials said the 4-year-old girl, identified by police as Lily Quintus, died at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Thirteen people were hospitalized following the crash.

—Becky Bratu