Two were killed and at least four were injured when a car crashed into a crowded golf cart in North Carolina late Monday night.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol says Austin Ray Harmon, 23, was driving a Honda Accord when he allegedly hit a golf cart near Statsville at 9:40 p.m., which included five people, according to WBTV.
Michael Shane Marlowe, 39, and Bentley Marlowe, 5, were killed in the crash, the report said.
Harmon was charged with three counts of driving while intoxicated, three counts of causing serious injury to the vehicle, and two counts of driving death.
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Several people have been hospitalized, said North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper Jeffrey Swagger.
“Around 9:40 last night, Highway Patrol and other first responders were called to the area for a motor vehicle accident involving a passenger car and a golf cart,” Swagger said. “Soldiers arrived to search for several wounded; unfortunately two of the passengers on the golf cart died and several were taken to hospital.”
A car heading in the opposite direction hit the vehicle across the center line, the troopers said.
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The other passengers, aged 2, 13, 16 and 26, were injured, officials said. He was airlifted to a local hospital.
The hormone bond was set at $ 250,000.
“Impaired driving is dangerous not only for the driver but for everyone else on the highway and then golf carts are a popular time for people to get out and enjoy their neighborhood and community, but they can be dangerous when golf carts and cars occupy. It can be dangerous for people living in carts, “said Swagger.
A candle was lit for the victims Tuesday night at First Presbyterian Church.
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Family friend Sharon Chambers said the community was devastated after the accident.
Chambers said, “You can feel the heaviness of the society around everyone. “It simply came to our notice then.