Police in Florida continue to search for a fugitive driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed two children and injured four others on Dec. 27.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Dec. 28 that the vehicle used in the crash — a 2009 Honda Accord sedan — has been located in Wilton Manors, but the male driver remains at large.
Authorities said the suspect has not been identified and his whereabouts are unknown.
According to authorities, the crash occurred around 3 p.m. on Dec. 27 when the driver of the Honda failed to allow a school bus to merge back into a lane, and veered right off the road onto the sidewalk, striking six children.
The driver allegedly sped up and fled the scene, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The crash killed two children at the scene — Andrea Fleming, 6, and Kylie Jones, 5.
Four children — Draya Fleming, 9, Johnathan Carter, 10, Laziyah Stokes, 9, and Audre Fleming, 2 — were transported to the Broward Health Medical Center for their injuries ranging from serious to minor.
“This event is a horrific event any time of the year, let alone right after the holidays,” Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Department Battalion Chief Steve Gollan said at a press conference.
Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Miranda Grossman urged homeowners in the area to check their doorbell cameras for any clues about the suspect.
“At this point detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and are looking for any information,” Grossman said.
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