PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — A 44-year-old man died Monday afternoon after crashing a golf cart off a bridge into a creek, Placerville CHP said.
The CHP said the collision happened at Apple Mountain Golf Resort on the 10th fairway at around 4:30 on Monday.READ MORE: Large Police Presence In Stockton Neighborhood Leads To Blocked Street
Investigators determined a 44-year-old man from Texas was driving the cart at an “unsafe speed downhill” with a 31-year-old male passenger from Sacramento. The driver reportedly lost control of the cart as it began to cross the cart bridge, breaking through the rail and crashing into a creek below.
The driver was ejected from the cart and, according to officers, sustained fatal injuries.READ MORE: 'I Feel Taken Advantage Of': Call Kurtis Investigates Insurance Rates Pricing People Out Of The Foothills
CHP said the passenger was had minor injuries and transported to a nearby hospital.
The collision is still under investigation and officers said they are investigating alcohol consumption as a possible factor.MORE NEWS: WATCH: Suspect Recorded Running From Hit-And-Run Crash Scene In Sacramento
The names of the driver and passenger have not yet been released.