The cyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in the early hours of Monday has been identified as Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Kirzner, a 21-year-old Argentinian national who lived in Cayman.
According to Kirzner’s roommate, Tristen Lamarsh, the Argentinian left home shortly after 4 a.m. to cycle to work at the Kimpton on the morning that he was struck and killed.
Kirzner just turned 21 last week and had only been in Cayman for a little less than two months, Lamarsh said.
“He just left home for the first time and was so excited to be in Cayman,” she said. “He was an amazing person.”
A GoFundMe page has been started to benefit the Kirzner family. The page was started by friends of Kirzner, and proceeds will help the victim’s family bring his body home and have a memorial service.
Meanwhile, a 28-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the incident. The man was arrested just after 5:45 a.m. on Monday – about 15 minutes after police were called to the scene on North Church Street near Coral Sands – on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving a vehicle whilst disqualified, driving a vehicle without insurance, and leaving the scene of an accident.
The man remains in custody as investigations continue, police said on Tuesday.