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Florida authorities Thursday said they were scouring the state for the man they said fled in the vehicle that caused another car to crash into an area daycare, killing a 4-year-old girl and injuring more than a dozen others.
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for any information that may lead officials to Robert A. Corchado, 28, who police said is on the lam following the crash. Corchado allegedly rented a black 2014 Mazda CX Wednesday evening with the license CHRQ41.
“Everything that is possible is being done to find him right now," said Cindy Williams, a spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol.
Williams said Corchado's photo is being broadcast statewide, and points of exit, such as airports and ports, have been alerted. She added that there's a possibility the fugitive may be armed.
Corchado’s criminal record is littered with drug charges, including the possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to sell and a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of a crash that involved property damage.
Williams said the man also has ties to the Latin Kings gang. She pleaded with the media to distribute his photo widely.
"Please, please, help us out," she said.
Police said a Dodge Durango crashed into another car, a Toyota Solara, that then struck the KinderCare building in Winter Park.
The Dodge fled the scene, but police were able to locate it hours later after the driver abandoned it outside of a house.