Fil-Am teen dies in freak golf cart accident
ARIZONA– A 16-year-old Filipino American is dead after a freak accident involving a golf cart.
Julieann Arancel was one of nine teens riding a golf cart that rolled over the night of August 10.
Investigators said 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.