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BREAKING: Jamaican doctor hit by taxi dies

The woman struck by a taxi Tuesday (18 July) died at the hospital. 

Police identified the woman as 62-year-old Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie, of Jamaica. Ms. Jones-Leslie was a gynecologist based in Spanish Town, Jamaica. 

Police say she had just arrived in Grand Cayman when she was struck by a taxi van around 10:45 a.m. Monday (17 July) on Roberts Dr., near the Owen Roberts International Airport’s long-term parking lot entrance. 

According to an RCIPS statement, Mrs. Jones-Leslie passed away around 8:45 a.m. At least one family member arrived in the Cayman Islands Monday and family have consented to the release of her name. 

The 69-year-old taxi driver, of Bodden Town, was treated at hospital and has since been released.

The incident is under police investigation.

Tune into Cayman 27 News at 6 p.m. for more on this developing story.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 16 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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