US airman killed in crash near RAF Lakenheath is named

Police closed a stretch of the B1112 after a crash near RAF Lakenheath on Tuesday morning.

Police closed a stretch of the B1112 after a crash near RAF Lakenheath on Tuesday morning. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Tributes have been paid to a US airman who was killed following a three-car crash close to RAF Lakenheath.

Staff Sgt Hunter Davis, a member of the 352d Special Operations Maintenance Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, was driving along the B1112 at Eriswell, near RAF Lakenheath, at 6.30am yesterday (Tuesday). He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Major Paul Lienhard, Special Operations Maintenance Squadron commander said: 'We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of a valuable Airmen and a brother.

'Our hearts go out to SSgt Davis' mother, father, family and friends. It's times like this, we need to stop, take a look around and remember what is most important. Aircraft can be repaired, lost time can be recovered, but a life, ended abruptly and without warning, is gone forever.'

One woman, who ambulance crews said was in her 50s, suffered pelvic and neck injuries but was not thought to be in a critical condition.

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Others involved were described as 'walking wounded' by the East of England Ambulance Service.

Police have not yet confirmed how the crash occurred or the vehicles involved.

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Fire and rescue crews from Mildenhall, Brandon and Newmarket were all dispatched to the scene, releasing two casualties who were trapped in vehicles.

The B1112 was closed between the junctions with Lord's Walk and Eriswell Road for several hours after the incident.

Eriswell Road connects the two US airbases, close to the B1112 where the crash occurred.

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