Tuesday, May 24, 2022

CHRISTMAS NIGHTMARE: 6 kids run over by vehicle, 2 dead and 4 injured. Driver arrested.

A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of causing a hit-and-run crash in South Florida that left two children dead and four hospitalized, authorities said.

As NBC News reports, the suspect confessed to the crash after he was taken into custody, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a written statement.

He faces multiple charges, including leaving the scene of an accident involving death and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury, the sheriff’s office said.

It was not immediately clear Tuesday night whether he has a lawyer.

The crash happened Monday around 3 p.m. in Wilton Manors, just north of Fort Lauderdale, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said at a news conference.

“Two children were found deceased on the scene,” she said, while four others were taken to hospitals.

Authorities said Tuesday that the car involved, a 2009 Honda Accord sedan, was found in Wilton Manors, and they are still searching for the suspect.

The sheriff’s office identified the two deceased victims as Andrea Fleming, 6, and Kylie Jones, 5.

The injured children are Draya Fleming, 9; Laziyah Stokes, 9; Johnathan Carter, 10; and Audre Fleming, 2.

“The Wilton Manors Police Department and the City of Wilton Manors extend our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of our young victims,” Wilton Manors Police Chief Gary Blocker said in a Facebook statement Tuesday.

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