THE driver who struck two children, killing them, and injuring four more has been arrested and identified, authorities say.
Sean Charles Greer confessed to deputies and admitted that he was on probation at the time of the crash
Hours ago Greer’s 2009 Honda Accord sedan was found by investigators. Detectives say physical evidence let them to Greer, 27, who was booked Tuesday evening.
Witnesses at the scene said a speeding driver struck the kids after going around a stopped bus.
“He was being impatient and went around the bus,” a witness said.
Andrea Fleming, 6, and Kylie Jones, 5, were pronounced dead at the scene. Draya Fleming, Laziyah Stokes, Johnathan Carter and Audre Fleming were transported to Broward Health Medical Center, reported CBSMiami.
The other children’s ages are 1, 2, 6 and 9, were taken to an area hospital, according to Local 10.
One of the children was listed in critical condition, one is in fair condition and one has been released.
“This is a heartbreaking evening for everyone – for family, friends and our first responders,” said Miranda Grossman, a PIO for the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
“When he cut in front of me he went straight for the kids,” said bus driver Selvin Arjun.
Arjun said he had let two passengers off the bus when he saw a gray Nissan swerve in front of him.
“I don’t know if he couldn’t control the car because he was going fast, but he drove straight into those kids,” he said.
“How can you run someone over, even an animal, get out and look and then get back in the car and keep going?” said a witness.
Wilton Manors Police Department confirmed on Twitter that traffic was closed in the area of the 2600-1900 blocks of Northwest Ninth Avenue.
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