CAMP LESTER, Okinawa — An airman died after a vehicle accident Friday evening on Kadena Air Base, according to Air Force officials.

Airman 1st Class Derek Kozorosky, with the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron, was on duty at an on-base fire station when the incident occurred around 6 p.m. He was taken to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa on Camp Lester where he died, the Air Force said.

The Air Force said the cause of the incident is under investigation. No others were injured and alcohol was not involved, said Maj. Chris Anderson, spokesman for the 18th Wing public affairs office.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a valued member of Team Kadena,” Brig. Gen. Ken Wilsbach, 18th Wing commander, said in a prepared statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Derek’s family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.”

From staff reports

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