Texas suspected drunk driver Miguel Espinoza kills 4 in golf cart crash


Four people were killed and two others seriously injured in Texas when a suspected drunk driver blew a stop sign and caused a collision, cops said.

The two adults and two children were traveling in a golf cart in Galveston when Miguel Espinoza, 45, allegedly ran through a stop sign and hit both the cart and a pickup truck around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Galveston police.

The golf cart driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while a woman and two child passengers were rushed to an area hospital, where all three died.

The two remaining passengers, an adult and a minor, remain hospitalized in critical condition on Sunday, police said.

Espinoza, of Rosenberg, TX, and his passenger suffered minor injuries and were treated in hospital and released.

Espinoza was later charged with four counts of manslaughter by intoxication. He is being held in the Galveston County Jail on $400,000 bond, police said.

The occupants of the van are unharmed.

The names and ages of the victims have not yet been released. Galveston police said they were members of two different families who had rented the golf cart, which they were driving legally 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 created ordinances aimed at making them safer.

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