Arrest made in hit and run

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has made an arrest in connection with a fatal hit and run accident that claimed the life of 55-year-old Quindel Ames on Saturday night.

Police officers confirmed a male from West Bay was arrested last night. He is in police custody but has not been charged. The Caymanian Compass is withholding his name pending charges being filed.

Ms Ames was struck while in the crosswalk outside Boatswain’s Beach just before 11.30pm Saturday. She had been attending a Health Services Authority end of year party and was leaving the event when the accident occurred.

Witnesses said the driver of the dark coloured car who struck her did not stop. Police have led an intensive search for the driver over the last several days.