RAF MILDENHALL, England — British and Air Force officials met Wednesday to discuss U.S. airmen on the roads in Britain, a day after a motorcycle accident took the life of an airman stationed at RAF Lakenheath.

The meeting was scheduled in advance and was not a reaction to Senior Airman Benjamin Gonzalez’s death Tuesday in the nearby town of Newmarket, Air Force officials said.

Gonzalez, 24, was riding his motorcycle about 4:30 p.m. when he collided with a car, Suffolk police said Wednesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The meeting, set up through the Suffolk Roadsafe Partnership, is conducted quarterly and Air Force officials were invited to this week’s session, Tech. Sgt. Denise Johnson, 3rd Air Force spokeswoman, said Thursday.

"We attended the meeting to share information about our driving programs and our strong driving record," she wrote in an e-mail. New programs could develop from this week’s dialogue, Johnson said.

Guy McGregor, a Suffolk County councilor, said in a council press release that he received a report from the Air Force this week detailing its driver safety and anti-drunken driving programs.

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