WINTER PARK, Fla. – A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care center Wednesday, killing a child and injuring 14 others, at least 12 of them children, authorities said.

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children wasn’t releasing any more information on the age and sex of the child who died, said Katie Dagenais, a spokeswoman for the hospital where the most seriously injured were being treated.

One person at the hospital was listed in critical condition, and five others were in serious condition, Dagenais said.

In all, 13 people were hospitalized and two others were treated at the scene, said John Mulhall, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Rescue.

Several of the injured at the KinderCare building in Winter Park were reported to be in “very, very serious condition,” said Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Wanda Diaz.

Diaz said the Toyota Solara convertible had gone out of control after it was struck by a Dodge Durango, jumped a curb and smashed into the day care center, breaking through the wall and into the building. That driver was not hurt.

The Durango fled the scene but was located almost two hours later after it had been left at a home.

The Highway Patrol said that it is looking for Robert Corchado, 26. Troopers said he was the driver of the Durango but would not say how they established that. Troopers said Corchado may be trying to leave the area.

“Please keep a lookout and let us know if you see anything,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, who called the crash an “absolute tragedy and disaster.”

Local television footage showed small children and infants in cribs being taken outside on the day care’s center’s playground and several of the injured being carried out on stretchers.

The Highway Patrol reported that the injured were taken to five different hospitals.