Three airmen from Mountain Home AFB that were killed in Idaho have been identified


Three US Airmen were killed in a fiery vehicle accident in Idaho weekend, according to a confirmation from Air Force officials at Mountain Home AFB.

Senior Airman Carlos V. Johnson, Senior Airman Lawrence P. Manlapit III and Senior Airman Karlie A. Westall were all killed in a seven-vehicle car accident inside of a construction zone on the Interstate.

Senior Airman Lawrence P. Manlapit III (left) and Senior Airman Karlie A. Westall . (Facebook)

According to the Air Force Times, the Idaho State Police say the accident took place after a semi-truck and SUV had slowed down after a second commercial truck hit the two vehicles from behind.

“I am devastated by the loss of our airmen,” 66th Fighter Wing commander Colonel Joe Kunkel said in a news release. “The upcoming weeks will be tough on all of us, but I know the Gunfighter family will pull together to support each other as well as the family and friends impacted by this tragic event.”

The three airmen all belonged to different units: Johnson was assigned to the 366th Civil Engineer Squadron, Manlapit was with the 391st Fighter Squadron, and Westall was with the 366th Operations Support Squadron.

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