East End man dies in early morning accident

Updated – 9 Aug., 5:20pm:

In a statement released Sunday, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service clarified that the  man who died early Saturday in a single-car crash was from East End, and not North Side as previously stated.

The police also have confirmed that the 39-year-old man was Gonzalo McLaughlin. His identity had already been circulated through social media posts in Cayman.

The matter remains under investigation and anyone with information about the crash is encouraged to contact the RICPS at 649-6254 during regular business hours.

 

Updated:

The victim is Gonzalo McLaughlin.

[Original story]

An early morning crash claimed the life of a 39-year-old North Side man today (8 Aug.).

Police say the single-car accident occurred shortly after 4:30am along Bodden Town Road in the vicinity of Longfellow Circle, Bodden Town.

“Police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to a report of a single vehicle collision involving a white Subaru [Sambar],” said a spokesperson for the RCIPS.

Police say the man was trapped in the vehicle following the impact.

“He was extricated from the vehicle by the Cayman Islands Fire Service and transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital by Emergency Medical Services, where he was pronounced dead by the attending doctor,” the spokesperson said.

The police have not released the identity of the deceased man.

The crash is being investigated by RCIPS Traffic and Roads Policing Unit, and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call 649-6254 during regular business hours.

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