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Sunday, December 17, 2017

RAF Lakenheath servicewoman who died after Suffolk crash named as Hayley Reynolds, of Indiana, USA

An American servicewoman who died after her car crashed into a tree in Suffolk has been named as Airman First Class Hayley Reynolds.

The 21-year-old, of New Haven, Indiana, based at RAF Lakenheath, died at the scene of a single-vehicle collision on the B1106 in Elveden in the early hours of Friday (November 24).

Airman Reynolds, of the 48th Fighter Wing, joined the 48th Medical Group, In-patient Operations Squadron, in April 2016.

Her next-of-kin have been informed.

Col. Evan Pettus, 48th Fighter Wing commander, said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Airman Reynolds, and send our sincerest condolences to her family and friends at this difficult time.

“The Liberty Wing would like to thank emergency responders from Suffolk police and Norfolk Fire and Rescue (Service) for their efforts in responding to the accident.

“As the days get shorter and colder, we continue to stress driving safety measures to our Airmen and families.”

Suffolk Constabulary has previously confirmed that a blue Honda Civic collided with a tree, around a mile north of the Center Parcs entrance, at around 12.15am on Friday. Airman Reynolds was the only person in the car, the force said.

The road was closed while an investigation into the collision took place and reopened at around 8am on Friday.

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 collision to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting CAD 4 of November 24.

POSTED: 11/26/17 at 4:52 pm. FILED UNDER: News