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Ewa traffic victim identified as Wheeler airman


A man who died in a single-car crash in Ewa Sunday was identified by the Air Force Tuesday as Senior Airman Alan Bufala, 21.

Police had said Bufala was fatally injured in a crash about 12:15 a.m.  on Iroquois Road near West Loch Drive. Police said the car was traveling at high speed when it went out of control at a bend in the road and rolled over three times.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the city Emergency Medical Services Division.

Bufala was a tactical air control party airman with the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron at Wheeler Army Airfield.

He was selected as Pacific Air Forces 2011 Radio Operator Maintainer and Driver of the Year. He will be honored at a memorial service June 10 at Wheeler AAF and buried June 14 at Southern Nevada Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

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