A 1-year-old Denver boy was killed and six family members injured Sunday after their golf cart struck a pothole and spun out of control near Mallard Head Country Club, just outside Mooresville.
Kipton Jester was pronounced dead at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, according to a press release.
The accident took place on Pintail Run Lane at about 5:40 p.m., according to Master Trooper Jeffrey Swagger of the N.C. Highway Patrol. He identified the driver as Andrew Jester, 33, of Mooresville.
“A golf cart was traveling north on Pintail Run Lane when it struck a pothole,” Swagger said in a release. “This caused a mechanical malfunction in the steering and the golf cart overturned. There were three adults and four children on the golf cart. All occupants were family members.”
Two adults sitting in the front of the golf cart were holding 1-year-old boys at the time of the crash, he said. Another adult reportedly was sitting in the back with two 3-year-old girls, Swagger said in the release.
“The occupants were ejected, except for the 3-year-olds who were restrained by seat belts,” he said.
All were taken to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center with “varying levels of non-life threatening injuries,” Swagger said.
Charges are not expected to be filed Swagger said.