Judge issues $100,000 bond for driver in fatal Winter Park day care crash

By Nicole Pesecky, Reporter, npesecky@clickorlando.com
Published On: Apr 14 2014 11:04:23 AM EDT

The man troopers say caused a fatal hit-and-run crash at a Winter Park day care will again appear before a judge.

ORLANDO, Fla. -

A judge on Monday upheld a $100,000 bond for the man accused of causing a fatal crash at a Winter Park day care

If Robert Corchado, 28, posts bond, the judge said he would not be allowed to drive or leave Orange and Seminole counties.

The state had requested that Corchado's bond be raised to $250,000, saying he was a flight risk, while his attorney wanted the bond lowered to $7,500.

Corchado's initial bond was set at $100,000 after he was arrested on felony charges of fleeing the scene of a deadly crash and fleeing the scene of a crash causing injuries.

Four-year-old Lily Quintus was killed and 14 others were injured in the crash last week at the KinderCare Learning Center at 4035 Goldenrod Road.

At a hearing Monday, the state called the Florida Highway Patrol's lead investigator into the day care crash, and he said the agency received a Crimeline tip saying that Corchado had planned to travel to Miami before going to Puerto Rico and onto a country in South America.

The defense argued that Corchado, who's married with three children -- ages 5, 3 and 9 months -- turned himself in, has family in the area and would not leave the area.

Over the weekend, the FHP found the Mazda SUV that Corchado rented after the deadly crash.  It was found parked at the Wentworth Apartments off Dean Road after Corchado's lawyer told them where to find it.

Corchado, a convicted felon, turned himself in at the Orange County Jail on Thursday afternoon, putting an end to a manhunt that started when troopers say he left the scene of the crash the previous day.

Meanwhile, a Seminole County circuit judge on Friday revoked Corchado's bond in another case, stemming from a crash in December.

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