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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

Modified Date: 
Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:28pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Car hits 3 Florida students after they got off school bus

Camfield faces multiple charges including DUI with serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries and reckless driving. 

Suspected drunken driver hits 5 kids getting off school bus near Poinciana, deputies say

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.   

Florida boy among 5 students hit by car has died

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. 

Former law enforcement officer suspect in fatal DUI crash involving 5 children

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.

Polk students react to death of classmate hit by suspected drunk driver

Counselors were on hand at the school to help the students cope with the heartbreaking news.

The Latest: $600,000 bail set for fatal bus stop crash

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.   

Target 8: Sheriff calls former cop who ran down kids ‘an absolute total drunk’

“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.   

Sheriff: Man tells deputy 'shoot me' after running over 5 kids

After Quintana had the driver in custody, he told Camfield about what he had done. Camfield replied, "If I did, then just shoot me."

Ex-cop accused in deadly DUI crash on suicide watch

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.

Generous stranger sends gift to kids injured in April DUI hit and run

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. 

   

People Involved: 
John Camfield
Jahiem Robertson
John Mena
Jonte Robinson
Jasmine Robertson
Rylan Pryce
Roadway: 
Allegheny Road

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