Joel Rosado, and Orlando roofer, told the Sentinel that he was working on the roof of a nearby gas station when he heard a loud screech, then saw the crash.
The Durango hit a small, dark-colored car, he said, which barreled into the daycare, driving well inside the building. The Durango then fled north, Rosado said.
The roofer ran to help, and said he saw the small car's driver emerge from the wreckage. The man, who was middle-aged, said he was physically fine. However, he was visibly shaken and emotional about crashing into the building full of children.
Police found the abandoned Durango after receiving a telephone tip that also identified the driver as 28-year-old Robert Corchado.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Corchado has a lengthy rap sheet and served three years for a cocaine trafficking conviction. In December, he was arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin and for leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage.
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