KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – The Ramstein airman who died in a two-vehicle crash Friday has been identified as Airman 1st Class Michael Hill, according to base officials.

Hill was assigned to the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron.

He died after the Mazda he was driving collided with a car driven by another airman on a roadway near the village of Reichenbach-Steegen early Friday morning. Hill’s car burst into flames.

The airman driving the other vehicle was treated and released the same day from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

“Airmen like Michael Hill are valued members of our Air Force and of our local community,” Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, was quoted in a news release. “His untimely death affects us all and we mourn with his family.”

German police and U.S. military officials are continuing to investigate the accident.

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