February 24, 2020 10.17 pm This story is over 50 months old

Second person dies after Chapel St Leonards crash, despite huge rescue effort

A second person has died

Members of the public and emergency services attempted to save two people when a car crashed into the river in Chapel St Leonards.

A second person has now died following the collision, Lincolnshire Police have confirmed.

Investigating officers have issued an appeal to witnesses of the tragic crash and anyone with dash cam footage to come forward.

As reported at the time, a 52-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 21-year-old woman, who was also in the car at the time of the crash, was taken to hospital, but died in the hours following.

Photo: John Aron

Photo: John Aron

The incident, involving a white Fiat Punto, happened at around 3.22pm on Monday, February 24.

The car entered the water on Sea Lane, near to the primary school.

There were no other people in the vehicle.

Sea Road and Skegness Road were both closed following the incident.

Lincolnshire Police have asked anyone who was in the area at the time to contact 101 quoting incident number 263 of February 24.