Brize Norton crash driver 'was RAF serviceman'

RAF Brize Norton sign
Image caption The RAF Brize Norton serviceman was not on duty at the time of the crash, the base said

A man who died when the car he was driving came off the road in Oxfordshire was an RAF serviceman, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The 21-year-old died at the scene while two passengers were seriously injured in the crash on a slip road off the A40 near Brize Norton on Sunday.

It has been confirmed that he was based at RAF Brize Norton, although he was not on duty at the time of the crash.

A spokeswoman said the station commander was "extremely saddened".

She added that the thoughts of personnel at the base were with the family of the man, who has yet to be named.

The crash is being investigated by Thames Valley Police.

The passengers, a 19-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

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