Four people were killed and two others seriously injured in Texas when a suspected drunk driver blew a stop sign and caused a collision, police officers said.
The two adults and two children were traveling in a golf cart in Galveston when Miguel Espinoza, 45, allegedly flew over a stop sign around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, striking both the cart and a pickup truck, according to Galveston police.
The golf cart driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while a woman and two teenage passengers were taken to an area hospital, where all three died.
The two remaining passengers, an adult and a juvenile, remain in critical condition in hospital on Sunday, police said.
Espinoza, of Rosenberg, TX, and his passenger suffered minor injuries and were treated at the hospital and discharged.
Espinoza was subsequently charged with four counts of manslaughter for intoxication. He is being held in the Galveston County Jail on $400,000 bail, police said.
The occupants of the pickup truck were unharmed.
The names and ages of the victims have not yet been released. Galveston Police said they were members of two different families who rented the golf cart, which they legally drove on the city street.
Golf carts have become a popular mode of transportation in the resort area about 50 miles southeast of Houston, and city officials have enacted ordinances aimed at making them safer.
With mail wires.
https://nypost.com/2022/08/08/texas-alleged-drunk-driver-miguel-espinoza-leaves-4-dead-in-golf-cart-crash/ Texas drunk driver Miguel Espinoza leaves 4 dead in golf cart crash