Inquest opens for Lincoln teen crash victims

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An inquest will open this afternoon (April 8) into the deaths of three teenagers in a crash near RAF Scampton last month.

As previously reported, three teenagers died after a silver Vauxhall Astra left the road at Welton Cliff near RAF Scampton at around 8pm on Monday, March 25.

The three teenage victims were named as Joby John Scrimshaw (14), Ricky Dwayne Sharp (17) and Aiden William Sawyer (17). Three others were injured in the collision, but escaped without life-changing injuries.

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

A fundraising page has been set up to raise money to give crash victim Ricky Sharp a final goodbye. Photo: Family

Aiden William Sawyer. Photo: Submitted

Coroner Timothy Brennand will open the inquest for the trio at Lincoln Coroners Court at 1pm today (Monday, April 8).

At the opening of the inquest they usually confirm the name of the deceased and the place of death, then set a provisional date for it to be heard.

“Taken far too soon,” reads one message. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Fundraising pages were set up to raise money for the funerals of Joby, Ricky and Aiden. Over £3,600 has so far been raised.

A carpet of flowers was left at the scene and a remembrance event was held overnight in Birchwood for the young victims.

A big remembrance event took place in City Square in Lincoln on Saturday, March 30 to honour the three teenagers who died in the crash.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Family friend Tom Washington helped to organise Saturday’s remembrance event which started at 11am. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

It opened with a speech from family friend Tom Washington. This was followed by speeches from the family’s of the three victims. Tom also thanked Lincolnshire Police and the Level 1 group for keeping the crowd safe.

There was a two minute silence held before remembrance music was played. Balloons were then released at the scene in memory of the victims.

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