15-year-old from Vermont at wheel of golf cart in crash on Morse Boulevard

A 15-year-old from Vermont was at the wheel of a golf cart that overturned last week on Morse Boulevard. The crash sent the teen and three passengers to Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Haley Hathorn Madison of Hartland, Vermont had been at the wheel of a Yamaha golf cart rented from The Villages Golf Cars when the crash occurred at about 1 p.m. Thursday, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

She had been traveling eastbound on Morse Boulevard and was preparing to make a left turn onto San Juan Drive when the golf cart overturned. She told the FHP trooper she had been going too fast.

She and three passengers, 57-year-old Denise Zera, 57-year-old Catherine Johnson and 13-year-old Ryan Carter, all of Vermont, were transported by ambulance to ORMC.

The report indicated the golf cart was not equipped with seatbelts.

Madison was ticketed on a charge of careless driving.

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