IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV/Gray Information) – Two people today are dead following a auto hit a golf cart entire of persons in North Carolina, authorities stated.

The crash took put late Monday night time in Iredell County. In accordance to the North Carolina Condition Freeway Patrol, five people were in the golf cart.

“Last evening around 9:40 p.m., the Highway Patrol and other to start with responders had been referred to as to this spot for a motor motor vehicle crash involving a passenger auto and a golf cart,” said Trooper Jeffrey Swagger of the North Carolina Point out Freeway Patrol. “Troopers arrived to uncover several injured. Unfortunately, two of these passengers on the golfing cart were deceased and there were being many transported to the healthcare facility.”

As it was likely down the highway, a auto driving in the opposite way crossed the heart line, hitting the cart, troopers said.

The driver of the golf cart, 39-year-previous Michael Shane Marlowe, and a 5-calendar year-old passenger, Bentley Marlowe, were determined by Freeway Patrol troopers as the two victims killed in the crash, WBTV studies.

Authorities claimed the four other travellers have been ages 2, 13, 16, and 26. They were taken by healthcare helicopters to hospitals in Charlotte and Winston-Salem.

The driver of the 2009 Honda Accord, 23-yr-outdated Austin Ray Harmon, was arrested and billed with driving though impaired, two counts of felony demise by motor vehicle and three counts of felony severe damage by motor vehicle, according to the Freeway Patrol. His bond was established at $250,000.

“Impaired driving is hazardous for not only the driver but also everyone else on the highway, and then golfing carts are a popular pastime for people to get out and love their neighborhoods and local community, but they can be hazardous when golf carts and autos occupy the identical area, that can be unsafe for the occupants of the golfing carts for absolutely sure,” Swagger explained.

That investigation is ongoing.

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