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Ashland Native Dies After Collapsing During Workout At New Mexico Air Force Base

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of an airman at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico who died after collapsing while exercising.

The base says 26-year-old Senior Airman Deanna Richards of Ashland, Massachusetts, collapsed on Friday morning and was brought to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The cause of the death is under investigation.

She worked as an operations management journeyman at the Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron.

A memorial service is planned Wednesday at the base chapel.

Richards is survived by her mother, father and two brothers.

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