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.
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.