Road death man was Suffolk airman

A MAN killed in a six-vehicle pile-up on the A14 was a Suffolk-based airman, it emerged today.

A MAN killed in a six-vehicle pile-up on the A14 was a Suffolk-based airman, it emerged today.

Officials at RAF Mildenhall have confirmed that a serviceman, assigned to the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was killed in the accident on Wednesday morning.

A spokesman for the base said: “The airman was travelling in the eastbound lane near Newmarket. The accident is pending further investigation. Identification will be provided 48 hours after next of kin notification.”

A stretch of the Ipswich-bound A14 was closed following the 4am crash at Snailwell, near Newmarket, which saw rush-hour traffic directed through Newmarket.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said formal identification would take place early next week.