A man who spent the better part of the last decade working at the Cayman Islands National Roads Authority died Sunday night in a car-motorcycle collision.
The crash, which occurred just after 8 p.m. on Shamrock Road, involved a Kia Sportage SUV and a motorcycle near the Countryside Shopping Centre in Savannah.
According to witnesses, the Kia was headed westbound into town and the motorcycle, operated by 40-year-old Denvil Roy Mitchell of West Bay, was headed in the opposite direction when they collided.
Mr. Mitchell was sent to the Cayman Islands Hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service arrested the 53-year-old SUV driver on suspicion of drunken driving and suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Police are particularly keen to speak with the driver of a Silver Honda CRV who was just behind the motorcycle at the time of the crash. That individual is asked to call RCIPS Traffic Management at 324-9853 to provide more information.
Although the crash happened Sunday night, the scene of the incident was cordoned off up to 12 hours later and affected the morning commute into George Town for thousands of drivers in the eastern districts of Grand Cayman.
Police said the lengthy road closure was necessary, given the severity of the crash.