Crash at Texas intersection kills 4 riding in golf cart

Crash at intersection kills 4 riding in golf cart

Four people riding in a golf cart were killed when an intoxicated man driving an SUV ran a stop sign at an intersection in Southeast Texas, police said.

Miguel Espinoza, 45, has been charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter in the crash about 11:30 pm Saturday in Galveston, police said. He was being held in Galveston County jail Sunday on $400,000 bond, police said. Jail records did not list an attorney for him.

Galveston police Sgt. Derek Gaspard said that after the SUV failed to stop, it struck a pickup truck, which then crashed into the golf cart that had six people aboard. He said that the golf cart and the pickup were traveling in opposite directions through the intersection on a street that did not have a stop sign.

Police said the adult driver of the golf cart was pronounced dead at the scene, and a woman and two juveniles on the golf cart were taken to a hospital, where they died. The two other passengers — an adult and a juvenile — were in critical condition, police said.

Gaspard said he thinks the rented golf cart was operating legally on the city street. Galveston Mayor Craig Brown said golf carts have become a common mode of transportation in the island resort area.

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“I’m feeling good,” Biden said before boarding Marine One outside the White House.

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