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An airman died after a motorcycle accident Saturday on Camp Shields, according to a Kadena Air Base news release.

Master Sgt. Shawn Richardson, assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, was pronounced dead at the Camp Lester Naval Hospital around 6:10 p.m. Saturday following the single-vehicle motorcycle accident.

“This is a tragic incident for the 18th Wing family,” Brig. Gen. Punch Moulton, the Wing commander, said in the release. “Our thoughts and sympathy go to the family and friends of Sgt. Richardson.”

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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