Service scheduled for airman killed on A14 highway
RAF MILDENHALL, England — Senior Airman Stephen Walker was killed in a six-vehicle accident along the A14 highway near Newmarket early Wednesday morning, according to Air Force officials.
Walker, 23, was from North Branford, Conn., and served with the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
A memorial service for Walker is scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the RAF Lakenheath Chapel.
Walker was outside his white Nissan Almera in the left lane of the A14 when a semitrailer crashed into the car at about 4 a.m., Cambridgeshire police spokesman Neil Franklin said Friday.
Walker was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were no other reports of serious injuries in the crash.
The multivehicle accident — also involving a red Fiat Punto and three other semis — closed A14 eastbound traffic for more than eight hours.
The closure resulted in miles of gridlock along the A14 as well as the A11 highway and portions of Newmarket, where traffic was diverted.
The city is home to many U.S. troops stationed at nearby RAFs Lakenheath and Mildenhall.
The accident occurred three-quarters of a mile east of the A142 junction.
Police continue to investigate the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Lyndon Pickston at the Roads Policing Unit at 0845 456 456 4.