Airman, 20, killed in road accident near RAF Mildenhall

An airman based at RAF Lakenheath has died after he was hit by a car at the gate of a US airforce base in Suffolk.

The 20-year-old airman with the 48th Fighter Wing was hit by a car outside the main gate at Mildenhall on the A1101 at Beck Row, at about 2300 BST on Monday.

Emergency services were called but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for several hours but has now been re-opened and police are appealing for witnesses.

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