A United States Airforce (USAF) Airman based at RAF Mildenhall who died after the car he was driving collided with a tree on Sunday has been named as Staff Sgt. Anderson Johnson.
Mr Johnson, 24, from Temple Texas, died after his Honda Civic crashed into a tree after leaving the A1304 at Newmarket, at about 2.10am on Sunday.
Emergency services attended the collision at the junction with the A11 northbound but sadly he died at the scene.
A statement from Staff Sgt Johnson’s family reads: “Anderson was smart, caring, and a hard worker; eager to help anybody and learn everything, just like his father.
“His smile was like the sun, his laughter was contagious and his cheek bones reached the clouds.
“He was a born leader, talented in sports; he loved God, adored his family, and was diligent in becoming the best husband ever.
“We are stronger because of him.”
No other vehicles were involved in the collision and an appeal for witnesses has been launched.
100th Air Refueling Wing Commander Col. Kenneth T. Bibb Jr. said, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of this member of our family.
“We are doing everything possible to comfort those affected by this tragedy, and are working to determine what happened during this incident, in the hope that we can prevent this from happening again.”
A memorial service at RAF Mildenhall will be scheduled in the future.
Cambridge Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the vehicle prior to it.
Contact the roads policing unit on 101.