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Florida DUI suspect hits 5 students in Polk County, 1 later dies

Posted at 11:21 AM, Apr 28, 2017

POINCIANA, Fla. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a 48-year-old driver accused of fleeing after hitting three children when they got off a school bus in central Florida.

Polk County Sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Horstman said in a news release that two of the children were critically injured when the car hit them on Thursday afternoon.  One of the children, Jahiem Robertson, 13, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

She says the suspect, John Camfield, also hit another car before an off-duty sheriff's deputy who lives in the area arrested him.

Horstman says the school bus already had left the area when the children were hit.

Camfield faces multiple charges including DUI with serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries and reckless driving. A lawyer isn't listed on jail records.

An investigation continues.