Airman’s car collided with vehicles on both sides of Eriswell road

Staff Sgt. Hunter Davis, who died  after a crash on Eriswell Road ANL-160906-114729001
Staff Sgt. Hunter Davis, who died after a crash on Eriswell Road ANL-160906-114729001

A US airman who died on a notorious road at Eriswell had collided with two other vehicles, an inquest opening has heard.

Staff Sergeant Hunter Davis, 27, died on June 7 on the B1112 while driving his Subaru car.

An inquest was formally opened at Bury St Edmunds today into his death by Assistant Suffolk Coroner Dr Daniel Sharpstone.

The hearing was told that Sgt Davis’s vehicle struck another car before crossing to the opposite carriageway and being in collision with another vehicle. Dr Sharpstone said the cause of Sgt Davis’s death had been recorded as multiple head, chest and abdominal injuries.

Sgt Davis served with the 352nd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron at RAF Mildenhall where he was a maintainer on the Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

The inquest has been adjourned to a date yet to be set to allow further enquiries to be completed.

The USAF had worked with Suffolk County Council to get the speed limit on the B1112 reduced from 60mph to 40mph because of the number of accidents on it, including one in which an American airman rescued two people from burning cars.