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Grandfather, four grandchildren killed in Texas golf cart crash

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This booking photo provided by the Galveston Police Department on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, shows Miguel Espinoza. Four people riding in a golf cart were killed -- including two juveniles -- when an allegedly intoxicated man driving an SUV ran a stop sign at an intersection in Southeast Texas, police said. Espinoza, 45, has been charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter in the Saturday crash. (Galveston Police Department via AP)
This reservation photo provided by Galveston Police Department on Sunday, August 7, 2022, Espinoza shows Miguel. Four people in a golf cart were killed after an allegedly drunk man driving an SUV past a stop sign at an intersection in southeastern Texas. Espinoza, 45, was charged with four counts of drunken manslaughter in Saturday's crash. (Galveston Police, via AP) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Galveston, TX (AP) — 4 in a golf cart weekend Clashes in Texas were a grandfather, two grandchildren and a niece who were visiting Galveston for a short vacation before school started, police said.

On Saturday, a driver accused of being intoxicated crossed a stop sign, crashed into his pickup truck and into his golf cart with six people in it. Then an accident happened. Police on Monday identified the four killed as 49-year-old Felipe Bentancur. His niece, Destiny Uvalle, 25. and his two grandchildren, Kaisin Bentancourt, 4 years old.

All four were from Rosenberg, Texas, about 30 miles (50 km) southwest of Houston, according to police.

Authorities said two of his other people in the golf cart were seriously injured.

SUV driver Miguel Espinoza, 45, was charged with four counts of drunken manslaughter. He remained in jail on $400,000 bail on Tuesday and it was not clear if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf. is a popular way to travel around the resort. Police believe the golf cart was legally moving at the time of the crash.

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