Motorcyclist, 20, is named by RAF Lakenheath as Airman 1st Class Darren Phillips

Emergency services at the scene of the accident at Barton Mills.

Emergency services at the scene of the accident at Barton Mills. - Credit: Archant

The motorcyclist, 20, who died following the crash on the A1101 at Barton Mills has been named as Airman 1st Class Darren Phillips.

He was travelling just east of the A11 Five Ways roundabout when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a silver Skoda on Friday afternoon.

Today, a spokesman for RAF Lakenheath said the airman, crew chief assigned to the 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron (EMS) at RAF Lakenheath, had arrived at the base in July last year.

Colonel Robert Novotny, 48th Fighter Wing commander, said: “This loss has been felt across our wing.

“Right now, we’re focused on supporting Darren’s family, as well as the airmen he worked and lived alongside here at Lakenheath.”


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He said previously: “It’s a sad day for the Liberty Wing, especially for those who knew this airman, and for his brothers and sisters in the 48th EMS.

“I ask that you join me in keeping this airman’s family, and all those who knew and loved him, in your thoughts and prayers.”

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Police were called just before 1.30pm to reports of the collision.

The motorcyclist was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where he died late on Friday night.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward. If you can help call Suffolk Police by dialling 101 and quoting CAD 217 of Friday, October 2.

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