ROLLING PRAIRIE, Ind. – A man from Rolling Prairie was one of four soldiers killed in a crash off the coast of England on Tuesday, Jan. 7, our news partner WNDU reported.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dale E. Mathews was killed during a training operation that went awry after the soldiers' plane was downed in a marshy section of a nature reserve.
The New Prairie High School graduate was a special mission aviator, and the crash is still under investigation, WNDU reported.
In a statement released Wednesday, Jan. 8, the U.S. Air Force said, "…we continue to think of the loved ones who are experiencing such a tragic, sudden loss."