Police officers reissue appeal a week after dad is killed in Wragby smash

Officers are continuing their appeal for witnesses and information one week after a father of five was killed in a crash on the A158 near Lincoln.

John Gilchrist, 34, was killed following the collision on the A158 at Goltho, near Wragby, on Thursday February 18.

He was driving a white Peugeot Boxer van when it was involved in a collision with a silver Mitsubishi Shogun at around 7.30am. Mr Gilchrist died at the scene.

John Siddle, of Lincolnshire Police’s Road Safety Partnership, said: “We have been in the area of the collision this morning (Thursday, February 25) appealing to anyone who may routinely drive that route.

“The hope was that by appealing to people as they make that journey they may have remembered something from a week ago.

“We were and are still particularly keen to hear from anyone who was on the A158 near Wragby between 7am and 8am last Thursday, or anyone who saw either vehicle immediately prior to the crash.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact out witness collision hotline on 01522 558855 quoting incident 35 of February 18.”

The Road Safety Partnership has also issued a stark warning to motorists as the number of deaths on Lincolnshire’s roads since the start of 2016 reaches 13, compared with three this time last year.