ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Four days after a car was sent crashing into an Orange County day care, friends and strangers are still bringing stuffed animals and flowers to add to a growing memorial.
KinderCare had planned a news conference for Saturday where teachers were expected to talk about the crash and plans for the building, but it was canceled to give everyone involved more time to cope.
Teachers and staff were at the site of the crash Saturday to collect their belongings.
Channel 9’s Myrt Price spoke with a former teacher at the day care center.
She said her old classroom was the one the car crashed into after investigators said Robert Corchado ran another driver off the road and into the building, killing one student and injuring more than a dozen others.
“It was devastating because I never thought anything like that would happen,” said Marquilla Robinson.
Saturday afternoon was the first time Robinson was able to come to the site of the crash.
“It took all the strength I could muster up to come here,” she said.
Robinson said she taught many of the same children who were involved in the wreck, including 4-year-old Lily Quintus, who lost her life.
“Lily probably would have wound up being president because Lily was that type of child,” Robinson said.
Robinson said she wanted to show her support for her former co-workers.
“That is something that’s very hard to deal with,” she said. “I wanted to hopefully run into someone and hug them, and so be it I did. I ran into the supervisor.”
She said the teachers are hurting and she hopes she and others can give them the help they need to get through the tragedy.
Corchado meanwhile, won’t be out of jail anytime soon.
A judge denied him bond Friday after prosecutors argued he was a flight risk.
Later in the day, Seminole County prosecutors filed a motion to revoke his bond there on charges of a previous hit-and-run.
Governor Rick Scott's office sent a statement saying the Florida Department of Transportation will conduct a safety analysis of the area on Goldenrod Road near University Drive to examine if additional safety measures can be taken to better protect families.