Motorcyclist killed in collision in Suffolk was US airman

A man killed in an accident involving three motorcycles was a US airman based in Suffolk, it has been revealed.

The crash happened at about 14:50 BST on Saturday on the A134 at Cockfield, between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury.

Two other men were injured in the crash.

The motorcyclist killed, whose name has not yet been released, was an airman from the US Air Force's (USAF) 48th Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath, a USAF spokesman said.

Col John Quintas, of the USAF at RAF Lakenheath, said: "The Liberty Wing family suffered a tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the Liberty Airman."

The second injured person was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where his condition was described as critical but stable.

The third man had superficial injuries and did not need hospital treatment.

A Suffolk Police spokeswoman urged anyone with information about the crash to ring the force.

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