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SUV crashes into day-care center, killing a child and injuring others

WINTER PARK, Fla. — An SUV crashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing one child and injuring 10 others and an adult, officials said.

A spokeswoman for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children said she couldn't release information about the victim, including the age and gender. One person at the hospital is in critical condition and five others in serious condition. One has been discharged.

Highway patrol spokeswoman Wanda Diaz said  said a silver or grayish Dodge Durango crashed into a vehicle that then struck the KinderCare building in Winter Park. The Durango then left.

The vehicle is believed to have damage to the front bumper. Anyone with information is urged to call the patrol at 407-737-2300 or 911.

“Please keep a look out and let us know if you see anything,” Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said.

Jacobs called the crash an “absolute tragedy and disaster.”

Local television footage showed small children and infants in cribs taken outside on the day care's playground and several of the injured were carried out on stretchers.

The highway patrol reported that the injured were taken to five different hospitals.

A woman who answered the phone at KinderCare said she didn't have time to talk.

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