Royal Cayman Islands Police were still looking into what caused a 69-year-old woman’s vehicle to swerve into a bus on West Bay Road Saturday afternoon, killing her and injuring four other people.
Kathleen Gloria McKenzie of West Bay was seen by witnesses slumped over the wheel of her Toyota Tercel as it veered into on-coming traffic, clipping one vehicle and forcing another off the road before it slammed into the West Bay No. 2 bus.
Ms McKenzie was said to be in good health, and officers could not definitively state what might have caused her to suddenly lose control of the Toyota.
‘The possibility of the woman having a medical condition is being investigated,’ RCIPS spokesperson Deborah Denis said.
The four people on board the West Bay bus were taken to hospital, treated and released later on the day of the crash.
Rescue crews cut Mrs. McKenzie from her vehicle and rushed her to hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The wreck happened just before 3pm Saturday near the Pinnacle Condominiums. Police were forced to close the road between Public Beach and Governor’s Square for nearly two hours while the accident was investigated and cleared.
Police were urging anyone who saw the accident and who had not yet made a statement to contact Chief Inspector Courtney Myles of the Traffic Management Unit on 946-6254 or 926-0649.
The crash is the second fatal wreck in the Cayman Islands this year.