Florida authorities find car in hit-and-run that killed 2 children | News from USA®


WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) – Authorities have located the car that crashed into a group of children, killing two and injuring four, but detectives are still looking for the man driving.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said two girls, aged 5 and 6, died on Monday at the scene outside an apartment building in Wilton Manors, Fla. Two 9-year-old girls, a 10-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy were taken to hospital with serious injuries, but their condition was unknown on Tuesday.

Authorities said the man attempted to overtake a bus as it pulled out to blend into its lane. The car cut in front of the bus and veered right, exiting the pavement into a sidewalk and driveway and hitting the children, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver fled.

“This event is a horrible event any time of the year, let alone right after the holidays,” Steven Gollan, Fort Lauderdale Fire Department battalion commander, said at a press conference Monday night. Wilton Manors is located just outside of Fort Lauderdale.

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The Wilton Manor Police Department has set up a Family Reunification Center at the City Hall Emergency Operations Center.

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