A Florida woman was arrested on Wednesday, March 16, after she caused a car crash at a daycare center that reportedly killed a 4-year-old girl while seriously injuring another 5-year-old child during the incident.

Eighteen-year-old Kiara Morant was driving a Jeep Cherokee SUV through the streets of Fort Myers, Florida when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the daycare center, breaking the fence and causing multiple injuries as well as the death of 4-year-old Maleena Valdez, according to ABC7.

Morant was arrested for driving without a license and later released on a $120 bail; however, after Valdez died, a warrant was put out for Morant and she was re-arrested again for driving without a license resulting in a death or injury, WINK News reported.

Morant surrendered herself to authorities after hearing of the upgraded charges. It is unclear as to what caused the incident to be so violent in the first place. Morant was previously arrested on shoplifting charges at the local Edison Mall.

Valdez’s father, Miguel Romo, remembers dropping off her daughter at the daycare, as a memorial at the daycare made to commemorate the life of the child continued to grow.

“Last time I saw her I had to drop her off at daycare and obviously she didn’t want to go. That’s just how it is. She never wanted to leave my side,” Romo said. “It hurts a lot but I know she wouldn’t want to see me like this so I just gotta stay strong for her. I’m always going to miss her.”

He called for harsher charges against Morant for his daughter’s death, calling for justice for the child that was taken from him.

The identity and condition of the five-year-old who was injured has been kept quiet by authorities for the safety and anonymity of the child.

Mareena Valdez, a 4-year-old child staying at a daycare in Florida, was reportedly killed after 18-year-old Kiara Morant crashed her vehicle into the facility's playground. This is a representational image. Gareth Harrison/Unsplash.

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