November 29, 2020

One dead after head-on smash

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UPDATE: Police have now named the victim of the crash as Richard Martin, 52, who is originally Pennsylvania but now lives in Cayman.

 

A man has died after a car crash on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway in the early hours of this morning.

Part of the road between Camana Bay and the Butterfield roundabout was closed while police carried out their investigation.

Officers say one man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence.

A spokeswoman for the RCIPS said: “One man has died and another is in police custody following a collision on the Esterly Tibbets Highway.

“At approximately 12.30 am this morning, Wednesday 30 November 2011, there was a two vehicle collision in the vicinity of Lakeside Villas on the Esterley Tibbets Highway involving a Chevrolet Blazer and a Honda Logo.

“The 52- year -old driver of the Honda Logo was pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger in the vehicle was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“The 31-year-old driver of the Chevrolet Blazer and a female passenger were also transported to the CI Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“The driver of the Blazer was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence. He remains in police custody while enquiries continue.

“RCIPS accident reconstructionists attended the scene and commenced investigations. The road was closed for several hours, but has now reopened.”

This is the sixth death to occur on the roads in Cayman this year.  The smash also coincides with the start of the seasonal road safety campaign which started on Monday.

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