Drug charges filed against man accused of causing fatal day care crash



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - New charges have been filed against the man who is accused of causing another car to crash into an Orange County day care, killing a young girl.

According to new court records obtained by WFTV, investigators found cocaine, heroin and marijuana inside the Dodge Durango that Robert Corchado was driving when the day care crash happened.

Corchado was supposed to have a hearing Monday to convince a judge that he has money that can be legally used to post his $100,000 bail. But the hearing was canceled when the court learned of the new charges, which include trafficking heroin.

The new charges carry a $300,000 bond and it's money that Corchado will have to prove didn't come from illegal sources. The 28-year-old's lawyer said his bond money will be coming from family and friends, but he wouldn't elaborate.

"It's hard if not impossible to use dirty money to post bond," WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said.

In the day care crash, more than a dozen children were hurt and 4-year-old Lily Quintus was killed. Prosecutors said Corchado is to blame for the crash and the new court documents include details about his driving history.

The documents also have statements from witnesses of the crash who said Corchado "sounded very nervous" and "was speaking as if he was high on something."

Four weeks ago, prosecutors wanted his bail raised to a quarter-million dollars, but the judge denied that motion.

Corchado could face up to life in prison on the charges surrounding the crash because prosecutors said he's a habitual felony offender.