(CMR) The female pedestrian who was struck yesterday by a taxi van on Roberts Drive at the airport succumbed to her injuries and passed away at around 8:45 am at the HSA where she was listed as critical.
The woman had just arrived on the island yesterday and was in the process of leaving the airport when she was struck by a taxi. Family members have consented to the release of her name at this time. She is Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie, age 62, of Jamaica.
CMR sources confirmed that she is a veteran obstetrician and gynecologist in private practice from Spanish Town, Jamaica and would have been assisting at the local HSA.
She retired from Spanish Town Hospital last year and was visiting Cayman to work a temporary fill-in post at the public hospital.
The driver of the taxi, age 69 of Bodden Town, was treated at the hospital yesterday and has been released.
The incident is under police investigation.