Airwoman from RAF Lakenheath dies after car hits tree in Elveden near Center Parcs

Stock photo of RAF Lakenheath. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Stock photo of RAF Lakenheath. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

An airwoman from RAF Lakenheath has died following a crash on the B1106 at Elveden in the early hours of this morning.

A airman from RAF Lakenheath died after a collision of n the B1106 near Elveden. Picture: ARCHANT

A airman from RAF Lakenheath died after a collision of n the B1106 near Elveden. Picture: ARCHANT

The incident took place at around 12.10am when a single vehicle is thought to have crashed into a tree.

Suffolk police have confirmed that a blue Honda Civic collided with a tree around a mile north of the Center Parcs entrance.

East of England Ambulance Service crews also attended but the woman - who was aged in her 20s - died at the scene.

Police have confirmed she was the only person in the car.


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A spokesperson for the service said; “We were called to reports of a road traffic collision in Elveden at 0.15am this morning.

“A rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer, two ambulances and the East Anglian Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle attended the scene.

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“Despite the best efforts of all involved, the patient sadly died.”

A Thetford-based crew from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene.

The road was closed for a time but has now reopened following police investigations.

RAF Lakenheath confirmed early this morning that the woman was a member of the 48th Fighter Wing who had been involved in the crash.

RAF Lakenheath is the largest US Air Force-operated base in England. Currently, 4,500 active duty military members are stationed at the base.

Police are asking any witnesses to the crash to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting CAD 4 of November 24.

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