A Cawston man along with his longtime
friend were killed when an SUV
crashed into the golf cart they were
riding in at a mobile home park in
Neil Karran, 77, died November 18
following the collision at Desert Moon
and Colonial drives in the Tri Palms
Estates mobile home park in Thousand
Palms, California, according to the
Riverside County Coroner’s office.
It’s been reported Karran was in
California helping his longtime friend
Ronald Little, 76, of Lac La Hache,
BC ready his mobile home to put it up
Little and his two dogs also died at
the scene of the horrific collision.
The men’s wives were at home in
British Columbia at the time of the collision.
The collision occurred at about 3:15
p.m. November 18, when the SUV
slammed into the golf car from behind.
The men were ejected from the golf
A 32-year-old Palm Desert,
California woman has been charged
with two counts of DUI second-degree
murder, animal cruelty and driving on a
The Desert Sun newspaper reported
the woman pleaded not guilty in
California court last week and remains
in custody. She is expected to appear in
Riverside County Superior Court later
Karran leaves behind a wife, two
adult children and several grandchildren.