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Woman Dies After Falling From Golf Cart

Last updated on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

(DUNE ACRES) - A Massachusetts woman was fatally injured when she fell from a golf cart after attending a wedding reception in northwestern Indiana, resulting in the arrest of a man.

Porter County police arrested Jason Pelton, 27, of San Francisco, on drunken driving charges.

Police said Pelton had a blood-alcohol content of 0.13 percent while driving the golf cart about 4 a.m. Sunday from the reception site in the town of Dune Acres along Lake Michigan.

Jennie Welch, 25, of Brighton, Mass., fell from the cart as it went down a steep hill, police said.

The Times of Munster reports that Welch was found bleeding and unconscious, then died Sunday afternoon at an Indianapolis hospital.

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