U.S. Air Force Captain dies in off-base Friday motorcycle accident

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Joint Base Charleston has confirmed the death of the Airman involved in a motorcycle accident that occurred July 30 was U.S. Air Force Captain Raymond Zheng.

Capt. Zheng was a C-17 pilot assigned to the 14th Airlift Squadron – his death was confirmed at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

“Team Charleston is devastated by the loss of our Airman and brother,” said Col. Robert Lankford, 437th Airlift Wing commander. “We express our deepest sympathies to Ray’s family, friends and the Airmen who have worked alongside him. Everyone who met Ray knows how much of an impact he brought to the mission. He will be deeply missed.”

An investigation is ongoing for the cause of the accident.

Those that need counseling services can contact a chaplain, mental health professionals, counselors, unit first sergeants, and their commanding officers can visit jbcharleston.jb.mil.

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