VICTORVILLE, Ca. – A 66-year-old Adelanto man was struck and killed while riding a golf cart on Sunday night.
Authorities said that on April 11, 2021, at around 9:26 a.m. deputies and rescue personnel responded to the area of Phantom West and Innovation Way for a traffic collision with injuries. When they arrived they located a Honda Civic and a Golf Cart, along with the drivers of each vehicle. Through preliminary investigation it was determined that Thomas Hoots, who was driving a golf cart and the driver of the Honda, were both driving south on Phantom West when the collision occurred just north of Innovation Way.
Despite lifesaving measures, Hoots died as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda waited for the deputies to arrive and was cooperative with the investigation.
The roadway in the area was closed until around 2:30 a.m. in order to clear the area and complete the investigation. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Deputy J. Mata or Deputy S. Lenihan at the Victorville Sheriff’s Station.
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