Missing Car Connected to Fatal Day Care Crash Found

A manhunt for the suspect in a fatal day care crash ended Thursday.

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    Robert Corchado

    State troopers say they've located a missing rental car connected to the suspect in a fatal crash at an Orlando-area day care center.

    Wanda Diaz of the Florida Highway Patrol says Robert Corchado's attorney told troopers Saturday night that he had the location of and the keys to the missing vehicle. Diaz says troopers found the vehicle at an Orlando apartment complex.

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    The man with a long history of arrests whom authorities are seeking in a deadly car crash into a Florida day care center was the driver of the vehicle that fled the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol said early Thursday. The agency had previously called 26-year-old Robert Alex Corchado a "person of interest" in the Wednesday afternoon crash. On Thursday, spokeswoman Wanda Diaz said in a statement that Corchado was driving the Dodge Dorango that struck a Toyota Solaro convertible, which jumped a curb and smashed into the KinderCare building. One girl died. Fourteen others, mostly children, were injured. The convertible's driver wasn't injured. (Published Thursday, Apr 10, 2014)

    Investigators say Corchado rented the vehicle after dumping the SUV he was crashed into a convertible, sending the car spinning into a Winter Park day care center. The crash Wednesday killed a 4-year-old girl and injured 14 others, most of them children.

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    A statewide manhunt for Corchado ended Thursday with his arrest. A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday on whether Corchado can be released on bail.