Pedestrian killed on South Sound Road

 A woman pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed on South Sound Road early Saturday morning.

The victim, who was either jogging or walking when she was hit, has been identified as 46-year-old Marcia Donaldson of George Town

The 25-year-old male driver of the vehicle that hit her has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and suspicion of causing death by drunk driving.

The accident, which was reported to police shortly before 5 a.m., occurred about 400 feet west of the intersection of Old Crewe Road.

The vehicle swerved off the road and hit a CUC utility pole, cracking it about four feet up the pole. There were no skid marks on the road where the accident happened.

The driver of the vehicle was released on bail and taken to receive medical attention for the injuries he sustained in the collision.

A portion of South Sound Road was closed while the accident scene was cleared. Later in the morning, the eastbound lane was reopened, but the westbound lane remained closed while CUC personnel replaced the damaged utility pole with a new one. By late morning, the road was completely reopened.

Ms. Donaldson was the second person killed on Cayman’s roads in two days. Donnie Ray Connor, 59, was run over and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Thursday morning. Mr. Connor might have been riding a bicycle at the time he was struck. The driver of the vehicle that hit him has not been identified. 

Police are appealing for anyone who might have witnessed the collision or any activity relating to the accident that occurred prior to the accident to contact Inspector Adrian Barnett at 526-2204.