April 16, 2020 7.04 pm This story is over 48 months old

‘Tragic day for Lincolnshire’ as three die in three separate crashes

Three men have died

Three men have died in three separate collisions on Lincolnshire roads on Thursday, April 16.

A 33-year-old man died at the scene of a crash on the A15 at Dunsby Hollow, near Cranwell. He was driving a black BMW 3 series car which was in a collision with a white Volvo HGV.

A man, aged 81, died in a collision at East Heckington. He was driving a grey Ford Kuga which was in collision with a blue HGV carrying pigs.

A man, aged 68, died at Deeping Common when the pedal cycle he was riding collided with a drop sided lorry.

Lincolnshire Police said the incidents are not connected and will form part of separate investigations.

Superintendent Paul Timmins, Head of Specialist Operations, Lincolnshire Police, said: “This is an extremely sad day and a tragic day on the roads of Lincolnshire. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the three men who have died.

“Our investigations will look into the circumstances of how each collision occurred and until our inquiries are complete I am unable to comment on cause or contributing factors.

“Our roads are quieter at present and I’m sure people will ask if any of these drivers were on essential journeys, watching their speed or other reasons. What is really important at this time is we think of the people who have been personally affected by these tragic collisions today and not make what are unnecessary assumptions.

“Our officers and staff in the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit, will investigate all of the circumstances, they will speak to witnesses and will use evidence from the scene of each collision to establish what has happened in each case.

“I would like to send my personal condolences to the family of those who have died.”

The details of the collisions have been reported separately. Anyone who wishes to contact the force with information can do so by calling the 101 non-emergency number.