The 25-year-old leaves a huge void at workplace Ørland flystasjon. – This is incredibly sad news to receive, says Colonel Martin Desley.
Torstein Selimani Wallen (25) was from Skåne and worked at Ørland Airport in the Norwegian Armed Forces’ logistics system.
On Sunday evening, he died in a traffic accident on Hogsdalsveien by Osavatnet in Indre Fosen municipality. Police are releasing the name and photo of the 25-year-old in consultation with next of kin.
– Torstein is a person you meet every day at work. A change maker with a good sense of humour, always with a smile on his face. As a colleague and an employee, Torstein was respected for his knowledge, work ethic and eye for detail, says Commander Captain Hour Andre Gauthwick.
He was Whalen’s immediate manager and speaks through press liaison at the airport. There they received the news with great sadness, says Gauthwick.
– leaves a huge void
No job is too big or too small for Torstein, he explains.
– Dorstein performed all work tasks equally wholeheartedly every time. Gauthwick says he leaves a great void as a colleague and friend.
Ørland Airport’s station commander, Colonel Martin Desley, says many people had close and good relations with the deceased.
– This is incredibly sad news to receive. We are now working on the grieving process where we are trying our best to look after the staff at the station, he says.
At work, they held a memorial service, lit candles, and issued an obituary after Torstein’s death. This has helped the station chaplain look after colleagues who need it, says information consultant Sigurd Donning-Olsson.
An investigation into the accident is underway
Police have no information that other vehicles or people were involved in the crash, they wrote in a Tuesday press release.
There is currently nothing new about the technical investigations being carried out in the accident investigation.
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