MELBOURNE, Florida – A woman who was driving a golf cart late Saturday night on Whispering Oaks Circle in Melbourne was killed.
Tammy Russell, 40, was a passenger in the cart driven by James Russell, 54, just after midnight in a grassy area behind their residence.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the golf car traveled down an embankment and overturned in a canal filled with water.
Tammy Russell was unable to escape from under the cart and drowned.
The FHP said alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
James Russell escaped without injury.
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