February 20, 2019 9.45 am This story is over 57 months old

Inquest opens for A46 crash victim Alex Ross

Alex was an extremely talented musician

An inquest has been opened into the death of a teenager who was killed in a crash on the A46 just before Christmas.

As previously reported, Sian Chambers and Alex Ross, both 19, died after a crash between a white Citroen C3 and blue Ford Mondeo in the early hours of December 22.

The two victims were in the Ford car.

Inquest opened

An inquest was opened into the death of Alexander Roland Morgan Ross by coroner P Smith at Lincolnshire Coroners Court on Tuesday, February 19.

An introduction was read out in the coroners court about what happened. The victim’s date of birth and address in Binbrook was also confirmed.

The place of death – a lay-by on the A46 in Lincoln – was confirmed. No conclusions were made.

The hearing was adjourned to a provisional date of June 17 2019. This is pending a police investigation.

Sian Chambers and Alex Ross

‘Extremely talented musician’

Alex’s family previously 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.”

Police investigation

Matthew Jacobs, 26, of Lindholme Road in Lincoln was in the white C3 which left the scene after the crash. He has since been charged.

Jacobs was previously arrested for causing death by dangerous driving, providing a positive breath test and leaving the scene of a collision.

He has since been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle while over the prescribed limit.

He was also charged with aggravated vehicle taking, driving while uninsured and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

Jacobs appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on February 8. He was remanded into custody and will appear at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, March 4.