E-bike rider killed, Jeep driver arrested after fleeing scene

| 09/03/2023

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have now identified the man killed in a hit and run last week on the West Bay Road. He was Abele Hiwet (38) an Italian national residing in Cayman. A 36-year-old man from West Bay was arrested following a fatal collision during the early hours of Wednesday morning close to Queen’s Court Plaza. According to a police press release, he was driving a Jeep Cherokee when he collided with Hiwet who was riding an electric bicycle and then drove away.

The rider was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police found the Jeep further along the West Bay Road and sometime later officers tracked down the driver of the Jeep, who was breath-tested with a positive result. He was subsequently arrested, the police said, and he remains in custody as the investigation continues.

This is the second deadly crash on the roads this year.

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