Spangdahlem officer killed in car crash
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The commander of Spangdahlem Air Base’s computer network control center died in a single-vehicle accident Thursday while on his way to work, the Air Force said.
First Lt. Jamin B. Wilson, commander of the Network Control Center at the 52nd Fighter Wing’s Communications Squadron, died around 7:25 a.m., according to a base news release issued Friday. He was 25.
Wilson hit a tree, according to Iris Reiff, a spokeswoman for the base. The accident happened on L-39, a state road between the villages of Herforst and Speicher.
“Our prayers and thoughts go to the family and friends of Lieutenant Wilson,” Col. Darryl Roberson, commander of the 52nd Fighter Wing, said in a written statement. “We will do everything we can to provide emotional and spiritual support to the base community for this tremendous loss.”
Wilson, whose family is from Virginia, is survived by his parents, two sisters and one brother.
German and U.S. Air Force officials are investigating the accident.
A memorial service is being planned.