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Ramstein airman killed in on-base car wreck

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — An airman assigned to Ramstein Air Base was killed Wednesday morning in a one-car accident on base, officials said in a news release.

The airman’s name and unit are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, base spokesman Juan Melendez said.

The cause of the accident, which occurred at about 7:30 a.m., is under investigation. Base officials said further details, including the location of the accident, will be released later.

“On-base traffic fatalities are extremely rare because of low-speed limits,” Melendez said.

In June 2012, an American civilian employed by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service was killed in a car crash outside Ramstein Air Base’s east gate before dawn. The car was traveling at high speed when it struck a concrete barrier.

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