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Man sought in day care crash that left 1 dead, 14 injured was car's driver

This undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Robert Corchado. Authorities are looking for Corchado in connection with an incident Wednesday, April 9, 2014, where a car smashed into an Orlando, Fla.-area day care, killing a girl and injuring 14 others, at least a dozen of them children, authorities said. (AP Photo/Florida Department of Corrections)
April 10, 2014 - 3:15 AM

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Authorities say the man they're seeking in the investigation of a deadly car crash into a Florida day care centre 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 Durango that struck a convertible, which jumped a curb and smashed into the KinderCare building.

One girl died and 15 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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