Airmen killed in horror crash named

TWO American airmen killed in a horrific crash in a Suffolk village have been named.

Dave Gooderham

TWO American airman killed in a horrific crash in a Suffolk village have been named.

Staff Sgt Mark Stephany, 24, and Senior Airman Daniel Addabbo, 23, died in Saturday night's accident on the A1101 in Icklingham, near Bury St Edmunds.

Tributes have been paid to the men who were both assigned to the 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at RAF Lakenheath.

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Col Jay Silveria, 48th Fighter Wing commander, said: “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Sgt Stephany and Senior Airman Addabbo.

“This loss is a significant one for their families, our Liberty Wing family, and the United States Air Force.”

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The accident involved a green BMW and a blue Nissan Primera with both men pronounced dead at the scene.

A female passenger in the blue Nissan suffered life-threatening head injuries while the driver of the Nissan had multiple injuries and is said to be in a critical but stable condition. Both are being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

A passenger in the back of the Nissan is also in a critical but stable condition with multiple injuries and was under observation at West Suffolk Hospital. A two-year-old boy who was in the back of the Nissan suffered minor injuries.

Senior Airman Joseph Mann and Airman First Class Joseph Ross were also injured in the accident. Both were admitted to West Suffolk Hospital, Bury, following the accident and have been described as stable.

The cause of the accident is under investigation with base chiefs planning a memorial ceremony later this week.

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