TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A young child has died and another has serious injuries after an SUV plowed through a playground at a daycare and hit them, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. at the Imagination Station Learning Center on E. Magnolia Street in Arcadia.
The Highway Patrol said the driver went off the road and hit a sign and went through a fence surrounding the playground where two girls, ages 4 and 5, were playing. The SUV hit a post and some playground equipment, and in doing so, collided with the girls. Then it hit a tree.
The 4-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and later died. The 5-year-old was seriously hurt, the report said. Her current condition is unknown.
According to the report, 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 a $120 bond, according to online jail records.
It’s unclear if Morant will face more charges. The Highway Patrol said the crash remains under investigation.