Police name man killed in road accident

Police confirmed the identity of a man killed in a road accident on Bodden Town Road Thursday night. He is Peter Oliver Andrew Rankine, 46, of East End.

Mr. Rankine was killed following a single-car accident on Bodden Town Road Thursday evening.

Police, fire and emergency personnel responded to the accident on near the intersection of Frank Sound Road, east of Breakers, at about 8:45 p.m.

A silver Mercedes Benz had run off the road and collided with a tree before bursting into flames, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said in a statement.

Fire officers arrived and put out the fire. Mr. Rankine was taken to hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.

No one else was in the vehicle, police said.