Alleged Drunk Driver Kills 4 on Golf Cart in Galveston


GALVESTON – A South Texas man is jailed on manslaughter charges after allegedly driving drunk and causing a crash that killed four people on a golf cart in Galveston Saturday.  

According to the Galveston Police Department, 45-year-old Miguel Espinoza of Rosenburg outside Houston ran a stop sign causing a crash that killed two children and two adults on a legally driven golf cart. 

Reports indicate Espinoza was intoxicated and driving an SUV which ran a stop sign and crashed into a pickup which then crashed into a golf cart with six people on board.  

Galveston Mayor Craig Brown said golf carts are very popular in Galveston and are legal to drive on city streets.  The golf cart in the crash was rented.  

Police said the adult driver of the golf cart was pronounced dead at the scene while 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 hospitalized Sunday in critical condition, police said.

The deceased have not been publicly identified.  

Espinoza has been charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter and is being held in the Galveston County Jail in lieu of $400,000 bond.  

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