Woman dies in Rum Point crash

A 23-year-old woman was killed in a traffic accident in North Side in the early hours of Wednesday.

Kimberly Bush, from George Town, was the passenger in a silver BMW that crashed into a wall on Rum Point Road just after 1 a.m.

The driver, a 22-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries in the collision. She was in a stable condition in the Critical Care Unit of Cayman Islands Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, where she was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and on suspicion of causing death by drunk driving.

Friends of Ms. Bush, also known as Kimberly McLaughlin, paid tribute to the former John Gray High School student on Facebook on Thursday, describing her as a “beautiful soul.”

Police said in a statement that officers on mobile patrol “came up on” the scene of the collision just after 1 a.m. The female passenger was trapped inside the vehicle and was deceased, the statement said.

The second woman, said to be the driver of the vehicle, suffered multiple injuries.

The vehicle appeared to be significantly damaged. One side of the vehicle was caved in and the windshield was shattered. At least one of the air bags had activated.

The collision is under investigation by uniform officers from the RCIPS Traffic Management Unit.