Airman from RAF Lakenheath dies in motorbike crash

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An airman from RAF Lakenheath who was killed in a motorbike crash on Saturday has been named as Staff Sergeant Dovvom Torres.

The 30-year-old, from Yarrow Walk, Red Lodge, served as an Aircraft Fuel Systems craftsman with the 48th Component Maintenance Squadron and died when his Kawasaki motorbike left the road in an accident on the A134 at Cockfield, at around 3pm.

Two other motorbikes, a Honda and a Yamaha, were also involved in the accident.

The rider of the Honda was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, by air ambulance, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

The third rider was uninjured in the crash.

Diversions were in place for more than three and a half hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Colonel John T Quintas, from RAF Lakenheath, said: “Sgt Torres was an exceptional NCO (non-commissioned officer) and valued patriot. His family, Liberty wingmen and countless friends in the United Kingdom and across the United States Air Force will mourn his death. Please remember all of them in your thoughts and prayers in the up coming days and weeks ahead.”

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed it should call Pc Allie Cotton at the serious collision investigation team of Suffolk police on 01473 613500.