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Cayman: Police Identify Victim in Fatal Collision


Update (7 January):

The RCIPS can now confirm the identity of the deceased in the fatal collision which occurred yesterday morning, 6 January, on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. He is Courtney Oneil Bennett, age 43 of Bodden Town.

The RCIPS expresses condolences to the family of the deceased.

The other person involved in the collision remains in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Initial Release (6 January):

Just before 1AM today, 6 January, police and other emergency services were dispatched to a single vehicle collision that occurred on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, in the vicinity of the Cost-U-Less roundabout.

The collision occurred when a sedan with two occupants was travelling north along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. The vehicle left the roadway and collided with a concrete structure on the roundabout. Both occupants, a man and a woman, were extricated from the vehicle by the Cayman Islands Fire Service and transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital by ambulance.

The male occupant of the vehicle succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by the attending doctor. The woman remains in the hospital being treated for serious injuries.

The roadway on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway in the vicinity of the Cost-U-Less roundabout is currently partially blocked. Both northbound and southbound traffic are limited to the left lane, while the right lanes remain closed. In addition, southbound traffic entering the roundabout cannot currently exit west onto Lime Tree Bay Avenue towards Cost-U-Less, as that section of the roundabout is also blocked. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling in the vicinity and to take an alternative route if possible. Further updates will follow once the roadway is clear.

The incident is being investigated by the police and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit at 649-6254, or the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.


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