NewsLocal News


FHP says girl hit by SUV at daycare has died

Second child in serious condition; driver arrested
Posted at 8:00 PM, Mar 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-23 19:20:53-04

ARCADIA, Fla. — One of two children seriously injured after being struck by a sport-utility vehicle outside a daycare center Wednesday has died, according to state troopers.

The driver, 18-year-old Kiara Rishelle Morant, was treated for minor injuries, then arrested and charged for driving without a license. She was later released on $120 bond, per jail records.

Kiara Rishelle Morant

Florida Highway Patrol says the incident happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday near the Imagination Station Learning Center on E Magnolia St. in Arcadia.

Troopers said that the driver had lost control then went through a fence on the daycare property. Several children were present at the time.

Two children were taken to an area hospital. One, a 4-year-old girl, later died from her injuries. The second, a 5-year-old girl, sustained serious injuries.

An investigation is currently ongoing and more charges could be filed.

Image (3) copy 6.jpeg
Image (3) copy.jpeg
Image (3).jpeg
Image (3) copy 4.jpeg
Image (3) copy 2.jpeg
Image (3) copy 3.jpeg

Image (3) copy 5.jpeg
Daycare crash map