The four people killed in a weekend golf cart crash in Texas were a grandfather, two grandchildren, and a niece. Galveston was on a short vacation before school started, police said.
The accident occurred on Saturday after a driver accused of being intoxicated crossed a stop sign, crashed into a pickup truck, and hit a golf cart carrying six people. . Police on Monday identified the four people killed as Felipe Bentancur, 49. His niece, Destiny Uvalle, 25. and her two grandchildren, Kaisin Bentancourt, 4 years old.
All four were from Rosenberg, Texas, about 30 miles southwest of Houston, according to police.
His two other people in the golf cart were seriously injured, officials said.
SUV driver Miguel Espinoza, 45, was charged with four counts of drunken manslaughter. He remained jailed on $400,000 bail on Tuesday and it was not clear if there was an attorney available to speak on his behalf. CBS affiliate KHOU reported.
Galveston's golf cart crash. Four candles are placed in the courtyard of the Rosenberg house, where I heard a deceased relative lived. Ironically, the suspects charged with four counts of intoxication-manslaughter are also from Rosenberg. Learn more about @KHOU#khou11 https://t.co/8ygIvKe4A2 pic.twitter.com/dDiuR7fyx4— Jason Miles (@JMilesKHOU ) August 8, 2022
Relatives said the family had taken a short vacation to the island before the children returned to school. . They were ISD students at Lamar Consolidated, and the family told KHOU that they were excited for Bralyn to start his freshman year of high school. Like a dream," family friend Silvia Martinez told the station. ``It takes time to heal. rice field.
Golf carts are a popular way of getting around island resorts on the Gulf of Mexico. Police believe the golf cart was legally moving at the time of the crash.
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