Lincolnshire Police confirmed that the two 19-year-olds who died in a crash on the A46 Lincoln on Saturday are Sian Chambers and Alex Ross.
It happened some time around 12.20am and 12.50am between the Carholme and Skellingthorpe roundabouts on December 22.
Alex’s family said in a statement: “Alex was an extremely talented musician. He was a former pupil at Caistor Grammar School where he won a scholarship to the Purcell School of Music in London.
“A double bass player, he was training at the Royal Academy of Music, also in London, where he was a second year student. He had a brilliant future ahead of him which has been sadly taken away.”
Sian’s family did not feel able to release a statement at this time.
She was working as an engraver at John Greed Jewellery.
One of Sian’s friends wrote on Facebook: “I love you so much Sian. Forever in my heart. My first ever friend in secondary school. Don’t ever worry that I will forget you. Rest in peace my angel.”
Sian and Alex were double bassists with the Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra.
As previously reported, a 26-year-old local man was arrested for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving, providing a positive breath test and leaving the scene of a collision.
He was later released pending further investigations. Police are still appealing for witnesses.