Lincoln man dies after crash near Sleaford

A 61-year-old Lincoln man has died and his wife is in hospital after they were involved in a crash near Sleaford.

The man was driving a beige Citroen Xsara Picasso, travelling with his 62-year-old wife.

The collision took place at around 3:52pm on Saturday, November 10, on the A17 at Kirkby La Thorpe, before the eastern end of the Sleaford Bypass.

As the couple was travelling west towards Sleaford, a line of traffic was approaching from the opposite direction heading towards Boston.

The Citroen was involved in a head-on collision with a silver Vauxhall Vectra travelling east, driven by the sole occupant, a 55–year-old man from the nearby Thurlby area.

The Citroen driver died following the incident at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

His wife and the Vauxhall driver were taken to the same hospital with various injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The road was closed until 9pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident. In particular they would like to speak to the occupants of a black Honda Civic.

The Honda was in the above mentioned line of traffic and the occupants may have witnessed some or part of the collision or may be able to describe the manner of driving of those involved prior to the crash.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sergeant Chris Dennett of the Collision Investigation Team via the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855.

This death brings the number of people killed on the roads of Lincolnshire in 2012 to 27 compared to a full year total of 47 in 2011.

Source: Lincolnshire Police