The name of the British airman who died in a traffic accident in Cyprus has been released, sending his family into mourning and colleagues paying tribute.
Corporal Steven Wainwright was killed Tuesday early morning when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle in the Akrotiri area. The UK Ministry of Defence confirmed his death on Thursday.
Wainwright, aged 30, was struck by a taxi just before 2 am Tuesday on the main road between Asomatos and Akrotiri. Knews understands the victim was walking on foot at the time while no further details were made known.
An ambulance was called to the scene and the airman was taken to the Emergency Room at a private clinic, where doctors pronounced him dead.
The taxi driver, a 60-year-old Cypriot man, was taken into custody for questioning by SBA police.
Wainwright was serving in the British Armed Forces stationed in the UK Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri, Limassol. He enlisted into the RAF in 2006 and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in October 2017. He leaves behind his wife and two children.
British Forces Cyprus said that sovereign bases police were investigating the incident.