Police have now confirmed the identity of the victim in the fatal collision which occurred early Saturday morning, 16 January. He is Shayne Anthony Ewart, age 24 of West Bay.
The RCIPS expresses condolences to the family of the deceased.
At about 12:15AM Saturday morning 16 January, officers were conducting a vehicle checkpoint on the northbound lane of the Esterley Tibbetts Highway in the vicinity of the Yacht Club Roundabout, when a green Honda Accord travelled through the checkpoint, ignoring officers' instructions to stop.
Officers activated blue lights and sirens and followed the vehicle at a safe distance, however they soon lost sight of the vehicle and the decision was made to return to the checkpoint.
At about 12:20AM, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre alerted officers to a single-vehicle collision on West Bay Road, in the vicinity of Willie Farrington Drive, involving a green Honda Accord which had collided with a house. Police and Emergency services attended the location and three occupants of the vehicle were transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital. One of the occupants, a 24-year-old man of West Bay, was subsequently pronounced dead. The other two occupants remain in hospital being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. No one in the house was injured.