Young dad killed in road accident

A young father was killed after being knocked from his motorcycle in a collision on the Linford Pierson Highway in the early hours of Saturday. 

The victim was named locally as Matthew Owens, 31, who worked at Atlantic clothing store in George Town. 

Hundreds of tributes poured in on Facebook from friends and family of Mr. Owens, who had a baby son. He was described as a happy, fun-loving guy, who always had a smile on his face. He played football for Shellaz FC in the Cayman Islands Sunday League. 

Police said there were two cars involved in the collision, at around 1 a.m., as well as the motorbike. A male driver of one of the cars was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and the matter is being investigated by police. 

Mr. Owens is the eighth person to die following collisions on Cayman’s roads this year. 

Among the fatalities was Donnie Ray Connor, 59, who was killed on the same stretch of road in April. 

Mr. Owens

Mr. Owens

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  1. Sadly, here we go again. If indeed the accident was caused by "driving under the influence," the same old question comes to mind again, when is it going to stop? How many more deaths or injuries must occur before those involved do better? My heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family and loved ones.