(CMR) A 33-year-old man from West Bay has succumbed to his injuries after his motorcycle was involved in a collision shortly before 6:00 pm Friday evening on Reverend Blackman Road in West Bay. Deceased is Customs and Border Control employee, Jessus Ebanks.
Reports are that the motorcycle and a minivan collided in front of a local restaurant. Police and other emergency services were dispatched by 9-1-1 Communication Centre to the accident.
CMR understands that the driver of the minivan is a Caymanian plumber in his seventies.
As a result of his death the Customs & Border Control Service (CBC) sent out a public advisory that following the sudden and tragic loss of one of its officers, the CBC Office at the Port Authority’s Cargo Distribution Center on Portland Road will be closed to the public on Saturday, 25 September 2021. The office will reopen to the public on Monday, 27th September 2021.
CBC advised that the collections office at their Headquarters located at 42 Owens Roberts Drive will be open on Saturday as usual.
The motorcyclist was immediately transported to the hospital by ambulance, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by the attending doctor. No other injuries were reported as a result of this collision.
Ebanks was an avid footballer.
Reverend Blackman Road between Town Hall Road and Birch Tree Hill Road, which closed while investigators were on scene, is now open to the public.
The incident is being investigated by the police. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit at 649-6254 during regular business hours or the George Town Police Station at 949-4222 otherwise. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website.