Teen in fatal motorcycle crash

| 27/06/2011

(CNS): Update Monday 12:45pm — The teenager who died from injuries received in a road crash this weekend has now been named as 18-year-old Brandon Powery (left) of West Bay. Police say that Powery, who was riding a motorcycle, had been overtaking a number of vehicles when he collided with an oncoming CRV on Sunday morning at the junction of Boltins Avenue and Town Hall Road, West Bay. Police say they received a report at 10:47am on Sunday, 26 June, of a collision involving a car and a motorcycle. The injured teenager was transported to George Town hospital by medics but at 4:38pm Sunday afternoon he was pronounced dead. No other persons were reported injured.

Powery is the fifth person to be killed on Cayman's roads this year.

Any witnesses to this collision should contact the investigating officer PC 347 Kenville Holder on 946-6254 or George Town police station on 949-4222.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Brandon will be missed. Another promising young Caymanian life has been snuffed out. XXXXX What a waste, it could have been two deaths. Please slow down, each of us including myself. I also tend to speed at times.   Let's have a march to save our kids. We need our young men.

  2. Orville "Willie" Powery says:

    To : Brandon,

    I was blessed to have you as my nephew , You was a well respectful and well mannered gentleman who made me proud to call you my nephew .The eighteen years you spent in my life was the most wonderful years of my life, but the day i got the news that you passed will go down as my worst day. You were my right hand man when it came to anything to do with the computer or TV as you were so intelligent. May your beautiful soul rest in peace and thanks for being my nephew,


    Your broken hearted Uncle.

    Orville "Willie" Powery


  3. Anonymous says:

    Very sad loss for such a young man, I too ride a motorcycle. I noticed during my last visit to Cayman how many young drivers seemed to be riding on my bumper (very close) and in such a hurry to get where ever it was they were going on such a small island.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Brandon made and impact on all that knew him and those that just meet him he was a kind loving child. I for one will surely miss your bbm messages telling us to have a great day at work or lets try and have a great work week. RIP Brando you will always be remembered.

  5. Anonymous says:

    my heart hurts along with the family because i have a son and it could have been him. May the family find comfort and peace in God

  6. Allen Powery, Florida says:

    The passing of Brandon is very saddening. Our prayers go out to his family.

  7. AJ Conolly says:

    Can't believe I spoke to you on Saturday and on Sunday you're gone.

    RIP buddy, you will be truely missed. 🙁

  8. Anonymous says:

    Another sad crash from speeding and reckless driving.  All too common.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Caymanian driver.  Overtaking many cars.  Running head on into an oncoming car.  Many put in danger of dying.  One taken.  Whose next?

  10. The Ugly Truth says:

    Sad to see his life end. But he was being an idiot by driving dangerously on a motorbike…. You only fall off once

    • Anonymous says:

      why don't you keep your negative comments to yourself and instead try to show some sympathy to the familes and friends of this well liked young man, who ever you are if this was your son would you have liked someone to post the comments that  you posted as your grieving the lost of your child. In the future try to think before you type. You act as if you will never be in the situation like the grieving friends and families of this fine, young man.

  11. Anonymous says:

    speed kills, why do the youth need to speed on a tiny island.

    Graduated dirving license? Culture needs to change?

    Traffic enforcement?

  12. Subway Cookie says:
    “I’ll lend you for a little time a child of mine,” He said.
    “For you to love the while he lives and mourn when he is dead,
    “It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three.
    “But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
    “He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, but should his stay be brief,
    “You’ll have his lovely memories, as solace for your grief,
    “I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
    “But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
    “I’ve looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true,
    “And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes I have selected you.
    “Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain,
    “Nor hate me when I come to call to take him back again?
    I fancied that I heard them say: Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
    “For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we’ll run.
    We’ll shelter him with tenderness: we’ll love him while we may,
    And for happiness we’ve known forever grateful stay.
    “But should the angels call for him much sooner than we’d planned.
    “We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.” 
    – Edgar Guest
  13. Anonymous says:

    My heart goes out to the family of Brandon powery R.I.P .gone too soon.

  14. Desmin.Elon says:

    I am deeply hurt to see someone as amazing as brandon go,he will never be forgotten in my heart, I will always remember him for the good times. RIP Brandon, I will miss you.

  15. Lex says:

    Life is short and in many cases, too short.  Although we hope for it, sometimes 2nd chances are not given.  A fine young man gone too soon.  Well liked and loved, talented and intelligent… May he rest in peace

  16. Kennedy Powery says:

    You were a special person with so much potential for a bright future. My family was blessed to have had you in our lives and I'm happy to know that you touched so many with your kind, fun and positive attitude. It hurts me to know that I'm in Europe to receive this sad news. My prayers and thoughts are with aunt Gracie, your mom,family & friends.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Now a days it seem so hard to hold on to our young men. My heart bleeds for him especially his parents.  Why this should happen we  never know. But Ican assure you God is Good, and I pray his strenght and powers sustain and keep his mom, dad and all his loved ones.  May you all find comfort in the the God we serve. 

  18. Anonymous says:

    Brandon Was a fine Young Man. You wasnt only a cousin but a friend you will be miss by many near & far RIP Brando 

  19. Ajoni says:

    Its hard accepting the fact that you will no longer be with us.


    R.I.P. slim

  20. Melanie McLaughlin says:

    Branny, I cant believe you're gone. Mama is heartbroken. We miss you and love you


  21. Karyll Iton says:

    RIP Brandon. It always hurts to lose young people but especially ones so full of positive energy and potential as this young man was. 

  22. Anonymous says:

    I did not know this young man but my heart bleeds for the family. No one should bury their child. I hope these messages of support help in some small way.

  23. Anonymous says:

    So sad… He was a really good kid. Just enjoyed having fun with friends… R.I.P….

  24. Rivers says:

    RIP Brandon!!

    You were such a lovely well mannered young man, always smiling!!

    Will miss seeing you on your grannies wall!!

  25. J says:

    Little do people know, that somewhere at someplace on the corner of the world, someone is crying for a desease love one.

    My condolences to his mother, father, and family involved. May in he rest in peace.

  26. Kent says:

    I was blessed to be introduced to the young man almost a year ago, and it was truly my pleasure had honor.  My family and I send out prayers to the family for peace and acceptance of Gods plan.

  27. Alan Parada says:

    R.I.P. Brandon, you will be missed everywhere