Tributes pour in for road crash victims

A MUCH-LOVED music teacher and an American serviceman were the victims of a road crash on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border.

Kathy Faelber, a mother-of-two from Mildenhall, was driving a green Mazda which was involved in a collision with a silver Honda Accord, driven by Bradly Todd Ring, from Littleport.

They were declared dead at the scene at the A1101 Mildenhall Road just south-east of its junction with the B1382 Mile End Road at Littleport on Saturday at 4.30pm.

Mrs Faelber, 56, who was director of Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Area Academy with Cambridgeshire Music, died while on her way to an academy concert.

A tribute left on the academy’s website said she was “known and admired” by so many young musicians throughout her career in Cambridgeshire.


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“Many of her students went on to enjoy careers in music themselves but Kathy took pride in any and all of the accomplishments of the young musicians whose talent she carefully nurtured.”

It said she had a mischievous sense of humour, which was always a source of great entertainment for her friends.

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“Her caring, generous spirit will be greatly missed by all of us who are struggling to take in the magnitude of our loss brought on by her sudden and untimely death.”

Mr Ring, 26, was a maintenance technician for the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron at RAF Mildenhall. Col Chad Manske, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, said they were “deeply saddened” by the tragedy and their thoughts and prayers went out to family and friends.

“Bradly was a valued member of Team Mildenhall, and his untimely death touches all the personnel at the surrounding bases,” he said.

Anyone with information about the crash should call Cambridgeshire police on 0345 4564564.

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