Colleagues pay tribute to fatal accident victim


Carlos Patricio died on Saturday October 16 in a collision between two vehicles on South Church Street in George Town. Photo: Submitted

Carlos Luyang Patricio’s family and friends paid tribute to the 37-year-old on Monday as he was named by police as the person who died in Saturday night’s fatal car crash on South Church Street.

It was a Filipino national who resided in Grand Cayman, police said, expressing condolences to family and friends.

Patricio had worked at Tony’s Toys Automotive Center for three years.

“Originally he came to work with us at a car wash company, but after seeing his attention to detail and skills, we decided to hire him full time,” said Tony Williams, owner. by Tony’s Toys.

Williams said Tony’s Toys had been in business for 22 years and Patricio was the first employee to die.

“He was part of the Tony’s Toys family, and since his death a friend of his cried all day,” Williams said.

“I even had a client call me in tears, saying she remembered the many conversations she had with him as he transported her to and from the company when she had her serviced. car, ”he added.

He reflected, “Having not only a staff member in tears, but a client, says a lot about the kind of person he was.”

This sentiment was shared in a company post on Facebook.

“Words cannot express the shock and sadness we feel today,” the tribute read, adding, “We will miss him sorely and our thoughts and prayers are with the rest of his family and friends. “

Four other people involved in the collision remained hospitalized on Monday in serious but stable condition, police said.

The incident is still under investigation by the Traffic and Roads Police Unit and police are asking anyone with information to contact the unit at 649-6254 or George Police Station. Town at 949-4222.

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