Driver arrested in death of woman cyclist

A 61-year-old female cyclist was killed Friday night after she was struck by a car on Shamrock Road near Savannah Primary School. Police identified the cyclist as Rhonda Marie Ebanks Azan. 

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, Ms. Ebanks Azan had been cycling on Shamrock Road, near Matilda Drive, in the direction of George Town, around 6:45 p.m. when she was involved in a collision with a Ford F250 truck traveling in the opposite direction. 

Both the driver and the cyclist were taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where Ms. Ebanks Azan was pronounced dead. The driver, identified by police as a 54-year-old male, was released from hospital a short time after being admitted. He was arrested on suspicion of careless driving and bailed, police said in a press release. 

Following the accident, Shamrock Road was closed overnight from Countryside Shopping Center in Savannah to Spotts/Newlands Road. Motorists were re-routed to the East/West arterial road until Shamrock Road reopened Saturday morning. 

Police are asking anyone who saw the accident or has any information to call the George Town Police Station on 949-4222. 

The truck that was involved in the collision is towed from the scene where a cyclist was killed Friday evening in Savannah. - Photo: Brent Fuller

The truck that was involved in the collision is towed from the scene where a cyclist was killed Friday evening in Savannah. – Photo: Brent Fuller
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