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BYRON, N.Y. - Two people were taken to the hospital after a car struck a golf cart near the corner of North Byron Road and Route 237 in the town of Byron, according to Genesee County Sheriff.

Sheriff's say the golf cart was driving north on Route 237 around 12:00 a.m. Saturday, when a vehicle came over a hill behind them and rear-ended them. The cart did not have any lights and was slow moving.

18 year old Cortney L. Greene was operating the cart when it was struck. Her passenger, 18 year old Zachary J. Rusin, was ejected from the cart and thrown into the roadway. The golf cart then crossed both lanes of Route 237 and struck a parked vehicle.

Rusin suffered head trauma and other internal injuries and was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital. He passed away from his injuries Sunday.

Greene suffered head and facial injuries and was taken to Strong Memorial by Mercy EMS ambulance where she is listed in stable condition.

The vehicle that struck the cart was a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The driver was not injured.

Sheriff say alcohol is considered a factor in the accident and charges are pending against the operator of the golf cart.

The speed limit on that stretch of Route 237 is 55 mph. A Deputy told 2 On Your Side that it is illegal for a golf cart to drive on the road because it is an unlicensed vehicle.