Fatal crash on Shamrock Road

Updated: The man who died in a one-car crash early Friday morning on Shamrock Road has been identified as Richard Alutaya Rivera, 39, of the Philippines.

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers said speed was identified as a factor in the wreck, but they could not immediately determine whether alcohol played a role.

Mr. Rivera worked in the East End quarry for KPS Equipment. He has a sister who lives on Island and is survived by a wife who lives in the Philippines.

Friday morning’s crash occurred just before 2am near Watler’s Estates on Shamrock Road. Police said the Honda Civic Mr. Rivera drove was headed eastbound when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree.

He was taken to hospital where he died about an hour later.

The crash is the seventh fatal wreck to occur in Cayman in 2011.



  1. I have said it before, and I will say it again.

    These japanese cars are not race cars.

    The thing everyone doesn’t understand is the frame of the car isn’t designed to go high speeds. So it warps when going too fast around corners. Which makes it unstable. It isn’t structurally sound, and made to go fast.

    You can increase the HP and make it go fast, sure. You can lower it and add springs and suspension kits, and sure, there will be a performance boost. But until you re weld the frame with stiffer aluminum and steel kits like real performance cars are made. They are just accidents waiting to happen. Notice the farting pipe on the car.

    It’s too bad someone had to lose their life to figure this out.

  2. Big Berd your comment was a bit ignorant. No where did it say that the car was suped up and the police didn’t say how fast the car was going, just that speed was a factor.

    Did you ever stop to think that the victim bought the car like that because it was what he could afford? Probably not because you were too busy climbing up on your soap box.

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