A car crash early Saturday morning in East End has left a North Side family in mourning their 20-year-old son.
Olympic athlete Ronald Forbes Jr. said his younger brother Reuben Forbes was killed in a wreck near Lover’s Wall on East End Road.
‘I just want people to know that he represented a good thing,’ said Mr. Forbes. ‘He never had a run-in with the law. He was a good citizen. It is still a shock. It is hard to swallow.’
There has been an outpouring of support and sympathy from the community, said Mr. Forbes.
‘Family and non-family has been coming together to pull through. I hope for the others in the accident and their families. And I hope for other families that have to have to deal with this.
‘This is not the first time I have dealt with this issue. I had to deal with it with Matt Thompson, [Patricia] Ebanks’ son a few years ago. I have buried a lot of friends, but it has never got this close before,’ said Mr. Forbes.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police said the vehicle ran off the road around 2am and injured three passengers.
All three were transported to George Town Hospital where Reuben was pronounced dead. Another passenger was released from hospital on Saturday. The third was still being treated and was listed in stable condition at press time.
The accident marks the third road death in the Cayman Islands this year.