Two killed in crash were US airmen

TWO airmen both in their 20s were killed in an horrific crash last night which has left a third person fighting for their life.

Laurence Cawley

TWO airmen both in their 20s were killed in an horrific crash last night which has left a third person fighting for their life.

Emergency services were called to the A1101 at Icklingham, near Bury St Edmunds, on Saturday at about 7.20pm.

The crash involved a green BMW car and a blue Nissan Primera.

The two men in the BMW were pronounced dead at the scene and two others are in hospital in a critical condition.

A woman passenger in the blue Nissan has life threatening head injuries. The driver of the Nissan has multiple injuries and is in a critical but stable condition. Both women are being treated by staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

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A man who was sitting in the back of the Nissan is also in a critical but stable condition with multiple injuries and is currently under observation at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury. A two-year-old boy who was also in the back of the Nissan suffered minor injuries.

The two men who died in the crash were both in their 20s and stationed at RAF Lakenheath.

A spokesman for the base said the airmens' identity would be withheld until their families had been told of the tragedy. He said the cause of the accident - in which two further airmen were injured - was currently under investigation.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police urged anybody who saw the crash to come forward.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Pc Jason Lambourne at Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.