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.