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Posted: January 25, 2018

Man flees, leaves stepdaughters behind after rollover crash, police say

Police: Man Leaves Stepdaughters Behind When Fleeing Rollover Crash

By Sarah Elsesser, Palm Beach Post


Police are searching for a man in Central Florida who allegedly abandoned his stepchildren after they were all involved in a rollover crash. 

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Armando De Dios Cruz was driving his 6-year-old and 13-year-old stepdaughters on Sunday when he violated the right-of-way of another driver, according to the Haines City Police Department.

>> Read the Facebook post here

How's THIS for parenting? Armando De Dios Cruz was driving his 6-year old and 13-year old stepdaughters on 1/21/18, when...

Posted by Haines City Police Department on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Police said his vehicle crashed and rolled over, and the 6-year-old was ejected from the car. Police said De Dios Cruz, who doesn’t have a valid driver’s license, fled the scene without checking to see whether the children were OK.

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The driver of the other vehicle involved in the incident sustained a broken wrist, according to police. 

Haines City police got a warrant for De Dios Cruz’s arrest accusing him of leaving the scene of a crash with injury and child neglect.

Read more at the Haines City Police Department’s Facebook


Via Haines City Police Department

Armando De Dios Cruz

Via Haines City Police Department

Armando De Dios Cruz

Armando De Dios Cruz. (Via Haines City Police Department)

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