DUI suspected in fatal crash

Royal Cayman Islands Police are investigating a fatal crash on West Bay road involving a pedestrian.

Michael Edgington, 26, died in the wreck and a 39-year-old man is in police custody following the fatal collision in the Seven Mile Beach area, police said .

Shortly after 1am Saturday, Mr. Edgington was crossing West Bay Road, in the area of the Triple Crown pub, when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

He suffered serious injuries in the collision and was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The 39-year-old driver of the white Toyota Town Ace involved has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence.

West Bay Road was closed for several hours overnight to allow accident investigations to take place.

RCIPS asks for any witnesses to the incident to come forward. Information can be passed to the Traffic Department on 946-6254, George Town police station 949-4222, or via the Crime Stoppers tip-line 800-8477(TIPS).

WB road accident

Paramedics respond to Saturday morning’s auto-pedestrian accident on West Bay Road.
Photo: Dennie Warren Jr.
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3 COMMENTS

  1. First, my condolences to a family that might have to travel to the Caymans now to come and fetch the remains of their son that came to work in paradise over the festive season.

    By the look of the picture in another online publication, and by the description of the vehicle, I come to the conclusion that the driver was a TAXI driver. This will not shock me as taxi drivers think that there is no rules to the road for them. They drive like maniacs, speeding, overtaking in the middle lane, and stopping anyplace to off-load their passengers.

    Other drivers on this island is also not keeping to the rules of the road and speeding and overtaking on WB Road looks to me is the new norm on island. Yesterday two trucks, with tinted windows that is illegal, overtook me while I was doing 35 on WB road, and then they had the guts to wave rude signs at me as going back into the left hand lane.

    The Police is not doing enough when driving around by pulling off these animals. But I guess some people apply their practices by what they see being done by the law enforcers. Speeding on the roads with no sirens or lights whaling, talking on cellphones while driving…….

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  2. This comment goes out to late for this poor individual but that corner needs much better police enforcement of parking.

    Cars parked on West Bay Road on the other side of the three bars right there, cars parked in front of Triple Crown, turning left into Jet… cars pulling out of the gas station and cars merging from Lawrence Blvd.

    I dont drink and Ive had my fair share of close calls right in this 150 stretch.

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