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Police identify 3 Holloman airmen killed in car crash

Jan. 23, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
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Police identified three airmen from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., who were killed Tuesday morning in a car crash.

Staff Sgt. Ryan Nicholas Loehr, 26; Airman 1st Class Deshon Maurice Wartley, 21; and Airman 1st Class Lamont Keith Cullars, 19, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, the Alamogordo Police Department said Wednesday.

The three airmen were in a 2006 Honda Civic that was going very fast when the car went off Airport Road at a curve and turned over several times, a police news release says. Police were dispatched to the scene at 7:30 a.m. Two of the airmen, who were wearing seatbelts, were found inside the car. A third airman was thrown from the car.

“At this time the Alamogordo Police Department could not rule if alcohol was a factor in the accident and is pending the toxicology report from the Office of the Medical Investigator,” the news release says. “The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.”

Loehr and Wartley were assigned to the 6th Reconnaissance Squadron of the 49th Wing, based at Holloman. Cullars was assigned to the 16th Training Squadron.

Plans for a memorial service are pending.

“It is with deep sadness that we must announce the death of three Team Holloman members,” Col. James Thompson, 49th Wing vice commander, said in a Tuesday news release. “Please keep their families and all Holloman personnel in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn their tragic deaths.”

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