Tributes pour in as Welton Cliff crash victim named locally

Tributes have begun flooding in for a local teenager killed in a crash north of Lincoln.

Heartbroken friends and family have posted messages and memories on social media following the tragic collision at Welton Cliff on Monday evening.

Police confirmed two teenagers, aged 14 and 17, died after a silver Vauxhall Astra left the road at Welton Cliff at around 8pm. The road was closed until 3.45am on Tuesday, March 26.

Another 17-year-old remains in hospital with serious injuries. Three others received minor injuries.

One of the teens who lost his life has been named as Joby John, from Lincoln.

A fundraising page has been set up by a family friend in Joby’s memory. The money raised will go towards funeral costs.

Photo: Facebook

Tom Washington set up a GoFundMe page, which has so far raised £40 of its £3,000 goal. He told The Lincolnite money raised would go towards his funeral costs.

Joby pictured with his nan who died two years ago. Photo: Family

He said in a tribute: “Joby was involved in a traffic accident that sadly took his life away from him, his close family and friends are in shock and disbelief that Joby at such a young age has now gone to heaven.

“Joby was such a character that everyone knew him as. He used to be a different from the rest and just do things as he wished to achieve what he thought was right. Joby will be missed by so many. Gone but never forgotten.”

Joby and his mum Jodie. Photo: Family

Many others have taken to social media to share messages of support for his family.

Julie Chambers said: “Joby you were amazing full of life and love for everyone fly high mate.”

Toni Barnard said: “My son was friends with one of three boys, how awful. Thoughts with the families.”

Sue Grant said: “Two more families who had that dreaded knock on the door. Thinking of all the families of the youngsters involved.”

The second teen killed in the tragic crash has not yet been named.

Lincolnshire Police want anyone in the area who saw the silver Astra in the are of Welton, Scampton, the A15 or the A46 around the time of the incident to get in touch.

Police are also appealing for any dash cam footage. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident 441 of March 25.