GALVESTON COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Miguel Espinoza has been identified as the SUV driver involved in a collision with a golf car carrying six people in Galveston, Texas Saturday night. Four of those riding on the cart were killed, including two youths.

Espinoza, 45, has been charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter in the crash about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Galveston.


According to reports, Espinoza was driving while intoxicated when his SUV ran a stop sign and struck the golf cart carrying six individuals – killing four – including two juveniles.

Espinoza was being held in Galveston County jail Sunday on $400,000 bond, police said. Jail records did not list an attorney for him.

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 transported to area hospitals, where they died.

The two other passengers — an adult and a juvenile — were hospitalized Sunday in critical condition, police said.

Espinoza, who lives in Galveston, and his passenger had minor injuries, police said. They were transported to the hospital and later released.


Geo quick facts: Galveston is an island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas. It’s known for Moody Gardens, where giant glass pyramids house sharks, monkeys and other animals. Amusement rides and restaurants line Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier on the south shore. West is bird-rich Galveston Island State Park, with its trails, kayak launches and fishing spots. Stewart Beach and East Beach are on the island’s eastern end – wikipedia.