Driver in deadly wreck cleared of DUI

One of the two drivers
arrested in connection with a fatal accident on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway
last week was not drunk at the time the wreck occurred, according to Royal
Cayman Islands Police.

The man, who is the
boyfriend of the young woman who died in Tuesday morning’s wreck, was initially
arrested on suspicion of drink driving. However, a police spokesperson said
that further testing determined that the man was not drunk at the time and would
therefore not face any DUI charges.

The other driver involved in
the crash, an 18-year-old woman, is still under investigation for drink driving
but has not been formally charged, the spokesperson said.

For now, the male driver in
the wreck has been released without charges. Police said they were still
looking at other aspects of the incident from early Tuesday and could not
immediately state whether the man would be cleared of all wrongdoing in the
crash.

“Enquiries into the cause of
the accident are still progressing,” a police statement read.

Tuesday’s 12.30am crash on
the Esterley Tibbetts Highway killed 24-year-old FederAnn Faustino, who was a
passenger in the male driver’s Honda Civic.

Ms Faustino is originally
from the Philippines and had worked in Cayman for the past two years.

According to reports in the
Filipino media, the country’s embassy in Washington, DC, had been made aware of
the deadly crash and was making attempts to contact Ms Faustino’s family in the
Philippines. Two of her family members, an older brother and sister, reside in
the Cayman Islands.

A welfare officer with the
embassy said the organisation would assist in the repatriation of Ms Faustino’s
remains and that arrangements could be made to pay for that if the young
woman’s employer could not.

Ms Faustino worked at the
Wendy’s restaurant in Savannah. Her death is the third to have occurred on
Grand Cayman roadways so far this year.

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