Man charged with causing teens’ death in A46 crash

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A 26-year-old local man has been charged after the death of two teenagers 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 a blue Ford Mondeo in the early hours on December 22.

The two victims were in the Ford car.

Her family say they are devastated by her death.

Alex Ross (pictured) died in a crash alongside Sian Chambers on December 22.

Matthew Jacobs, of Lindholme Road, Lincoln was in the white C3 which left the scene after the crash.

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

Jacobs 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.

Tributes

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 Chambers’ family released the following tribute: “Sian was a much loved daughter, sister and friend. We are totally devastated by her passing and are struggling to, in any way, come to terms with the loss.

“Sian was working as an engraver and, as a talented double bass player, was continuing to make music with local ensembles.

“She loved animals and was having a gap year before taking up Animal Science at university.

“As a family, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who stopped and offered assistance to Sian and Alex and the emergency services who attended.

“We would appreciate privacy at this time, and wish to allow the police to carry out a full investigation in order to give us the answers that we need.”