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Flowers placed in a grove of trees near the intersection of highways A1304 and A11 northbound, where a car registered to someone at RAF Mildenhall crashed early July . The occupant, who was killed in the crash, has not been identified. 

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Flowers placed in a grove of trees near the intersection of highways A1304 and A11 northbound, where a car registered to someone at RAF Mildenhall crashed early July . The occupant, who was killed in the crash, has not been identified. Adam L. Mathis/Stars and Stripes (Adam L. Mathis/Stars and Stripes)

RAF MILDENHALL, England — The man killed in a weekend car crash was an airman based at RAF Mildenhall, officials confirmed Wednesday.

The next of kin have been notified, according to a news release.

The U.S. Air Force is handling the investigation.

Cambridgeshire police reported a man died at the scene after a Honda Civic crashed into a tree around 2 a.m. Sunday. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, police said.

The vehicle was registered to someone stationed at RAF Mildenhall, said Col. Kenneth T. Bibb Jr., 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, in a Facebook post on the RAF Mildenhall page Tuesday.

Bibb said he asked chaplains and support teams to be available for counseling.

“Please continue to keep this airman’s family and friends and our entire RAF Mildenhall community in your thoughts and prayers as we deal with this tragedy,” officials said in a post on the Mildenhall facebook page.

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