CRIME

Former officer charged with hitting kids with car, killing 1

This undated photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office shows John Camfield, a 48-year-old driver accused of fleeing after hitting three children when they got off a school bus, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Ponciana, Fla. Polk County Sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Horstman said in a news release that two of the children were critically injured when the car hit them on Thursday afternoon. She says the suspect, John Camfield, also hit another car before an off-duty sheriff's deputy who lives in the area arrested him. (Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP)

This undated photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office shows John Camfield, a 48-year-old driver accused of fleeing after hitting three children when they got off a school bus, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Ponciana, Fla. Polk County Sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Horstman said in a news release that two of the children were critically injured when the car hit them on Thursday afternoon. She says the suspect, John Camfield, also hit another car before an off-duty sheriff's deputy who lives in the area arrested him. (Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Florida man accused of driving drunk and fatally striking one boy and injuring four other students as they were walking home from a school bus stop is being held on $600,000 bail.

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.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters Friday that 13-year-old Jahiem Robertson died in an Orlando hospital that morning. Another student, 13-year-old John Mena, remains in the intensive care unit with orbital fractures.

Camfield, a former Mississippi law enforcement officer, was arrested shortly after the Thursday afternoon crash. Judd said Camfield's blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit when tested seven hours after the crash.