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Jahiem Robertson, 13, killed when five children struck by alleged hit-and-run driver John Camfield, 48, on Allegheny Road in Poinciana, Florida
Deputies said two of the kids were critically injured. Officials aren’t releasing their names or ages until the Polk County School Board notifies the school they attend.
Officials said Jahiem Robertson, 13, died of his injuries Friday morning in an Orlando hospital. Another child, John Mena, also 13, remains in intensive care with orbital fractures.
Sheriff Grady Judd said John Camfield, 48, was a law enforcement officer at a number of agencies in Mississippi, including the Yolobusha County Sheriff's Office, the Tunica County Sheriff's Office, the Oxford Police Department and the Hernando Police Department.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office says bond was set for 48-year-old John Camfield during his first court appearance Friday afternoon. He faces 11 charges, including DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.
“I talked to one of the sheriff’s he worked with, the sheriff said ‘he was one of the very best detectives we ever had, but he had a problem, alcohol, the bottle,'” stated Sheriff Judd.
Camfield had a clean driving record in Florida, until Thursday. The judge set his bond at $600,000 with conditions. We understand he is currently on suicide watch.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a letter and eight Target gift cards from a woman in Wyoming who wanted to do something for the middle school kids that were run down in Poinciana by a drunk driver.