Filipino teens dies in freak gold cart accident

by Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

September 2, 2013
ARIZONA– A 16-year-old Fil-Am is dead after a freak accident involving a golf cart. Julieann Arancel was one of 9 teens riding a golf cart that rolled over the night of August 10th.

Investigators say Arancel was standing near the driver as the cart rolled over after making a right turn. She was then thrown outside the cart, and hit her head on the asphalt. She was pronounced dead at the hospital more than an hour after the incident.

Pinal County authorities are reviewing the case for possible charges against the driver. Police have ruled out drugs and alcohol.

Hundreds of Arancel’s friends and schoolmates gathered at a prayer vigil near the site of the deadly accident.

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  • jorge buesa
    3 September 2013 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Hey guys I’m sorry about this young girl, getting killed ? But why 9 of them on a golf cart, I golf and ride the golf cart when I golf ! Only 2 can ride the golf cart, so why 9 on the golf cart ? Why they don’t understand English that only 2 can ride the golf cart ? This is not the philippines over flow of riders on Jeeps, Bus ?

  • M&S
    17 September 2013 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Such a tragic loss. May “the God of all comfort” (2 Cor. 1:3) be with you all at this time.