BAFB airman killed in crash in east Texas

The crash happened at FM 1616 and Loop 7.
Published: Oct. 26, 2022 at 2:01 PM CDT
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ATHENS, Texas (KSLA) - An airman at Barksdale Air Force Base is dead after being involved in a wreck in east Texas.

The crash happened Monday, Oct. 24 around 2 p.m. As a result of the crash, Airman 1st Class Tyler Fajardo, who was assigned to BAFB, was killed. Another BAFB airman was significantly injured in the crash, base officials say.

“We are utterly devastated by the loss of one of our Airmen and by the news of our injured teammates,” said Col. Scott Weyermuller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander. “We ask that the privacy of all involved and their families be honored in this time of tragedy.”

The crash happened at FM 1616 and Loop 7.

The Athens Police Department says the investigation into the crash remains ongoing.