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4 victims from Galveston crash involving golf cart identified

A grandfather, his niece and two grandchildren, ages 4 and 14, have been killed within the weekend tragedy, based on Galveston police.

GALVESTON, Texas — Four victims of a horrible Galveston crash involving a golf cart over the weekend have been identified. All of them have been from Rosenberg and their ages ranged from 4 to 49, based on Galveston police.

We do not know the way — or if — they’re associated, though the youngest and oldest victims have the identical final title. 

Editor’s notice: The video above initially aired on Aug. 7.

  • Kaisyn Bentancur, 4 
  • Felipe Bentancur, 49
  • Brailyn Cantu, 14
  • Destiny Uvalle, 25

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How the crash occurred

The crash occurred round 11:30 p.m. Saturday on 33rd Street, a few blocks away from Seawall Boulevard.

Police mentioned a black Hyundai SUV did not cease on the intersection of Avenue R and thirty third Street, hitting the golf cart and a black Dodge truck.

The driver was identified as Miguel Espinoza, 45, from Rosenberg. Police mentioned he faces 4 counts of intoxication manslaughter.

Police mentioned Felipe Bentancur was driving the golf cart and he died on the scene. The different three victims died on the hospital.

Two extra folks, an grownup and one other baby, have been driving within the golf cart and have been badly injured. Both stay within the hospital in important situation, ultimately examine.

Police mentioned Espinoza suffered minor accidents. At final examine, he remained jailed on a $400,000 bond. 

“It’s just a really bad, tragic accident that a drunk driver that’s from Rosenberg hit someone from Rosenberg,” household buddy Sylvia Martinez mentioned.

‘It was horrible’

Neighbors are nonetheless traumatized by the devastating scene.

“The image of them kids won’t get out of my mind at all,” Donna Bekkema mentioned.

Bekkema’s neighbor tried to avoid wasting one of many victims.

“My friend is holding the boy’s hand and the other little boy is over there and the other little boy is under the truck like a ball,” she mentioned.

Family and associates mentioned the folks within the golf cart have been on trip.

“It hasn’t really hit. We know about it,” Minnie Villaloboz said. “We felt it, but it will take time.”

Kimberly lives close to the crash website. She mentioned the tragedy hits particularly near dwelling.

“It was hard. I mean, I have four children of my own, and having to see what we witnessed last night … it was terrible,” she mentioned.

Another neighbor mentioned her mom continues to be traumatized from what she noticed within the aftermath of the crash.

“There’s always a lot of traffic around here. Maybe if they had a four-way stop, maybe the golf cart would have seen the guy run the stop sign,” Nayeli Perez mentioned.

The Galveston Police Department together with TABC are actively investigating this incident.

We have a crew in Galveston and could have a stay replace at 4 p.m.

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