Young Lincoln graduate named after fatal collision

A 23-year-old graduate and trainee teacher from Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln has sadly died after her car crashed into a ditch off a county road.

Louisa Conway, from Skegness, was driving a red Toyota Yaris in North Thoresby on Friday, November 7, when it left the road and crashed into a water-filled ditch.

Emergency services were called to Fen Lane at 7.45am and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident brings the number killed on Lincolnshire’s roads in 2014 to 35, compared with 32 at the same point last year.

Louisa recently graduated from BGU with a degree in Education Studies and English, and was studying for a PGCE with the university at the time of her death.

Bishop Grosseteste posted a message following the news on their Facebook page: “It was with tremendous shock and sadness that we learned of the tragic death of one of our students, Louisa Conway, in a road traffic accident on Friday November 7.

“We wish to offer our very deepest sympathies to Louisa’s family, friends and to all who knew and loved her.

“The loss of a member of our university community is devastating and has affected everyone at BGU, both staff and students. We are ensuring that we can give all the support possible to our university community.”

Police are seeking witnesses to the incident. Anyone who saw the red Yaris prior to the collision is asked to contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855, quoting incident number 67 of November 7.