Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers investigating a fatal accident on South Sound Road on Saturday reported that both vehicles were heading in the same direction.
The two Chevy Silverado pick-up trucks collided near the San Sebastian condo complex around 4.30am Saturday, killing one of the drivers and seriously injuring another.
“Both vehicles had been travelling toward George Town when the crash took place,” the RCIPS report on the incident read.
Police did not immediately state how the crash had occurred, but it appeared one of the vehicles clipped a tree on the side of the road.
The force of the collision sent vehicle parts and debris flying everywhere and police had to close a section of South Sound Road between the Hurley’s roundabout and Walkers Road for most of Saturday morning to investigate the wreck.
Police said they could not confirm whether high speed had played a role in the crash.
“As the investigation is ongoing, we will be making no further comment at this stage,” a RCIPS spokesperson said.
The driver of one of the Chevy trucks, 21-year-old Corey Seymour, died from injuries suffered in the crash. A passenger in the truck he drove was treated at hospital following the crash and released the same day.
Mr. Seymour’s cousin, Cameron Seymour, was taken to a Florida hospital with serious injuries to his arm. A passenger in the truck he drove was also treated and released at the Cayman Islands Hospital following the crash.
Police said Cameron Seymour’s injuries were “not believed to be life-threatening”.