July 23, 2021 7.56 pm This story is over 34 months old

Two men die in A17 Boston crash

A van collided with a lorry

Two men have died after a van crashed with a lorry on the A17 near Boston on Friday afternoon.

It happened shortly after midday on July 23, on the A17 between Bicker Bar and Wigtoft. The collision involved an HGV and a van.

A 46-year-old man and a 31-year-old man travelling in the van were pronounced dead at the scene, despite efforts from emergency services. Their families have been informed.

The driver of the HGV suffered minor injuries.

The road has been closed in both directions and will remain closed until at least 10pm on July 23, while officers carry out an initial investigation and recover the vehicles.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed the collision to contact officers as soon as possible.

Officers are particularly keen to see any dashcam footage which might have captured the vehicles prior to the collision, or the collision itself.

Detective Sergeant James Kirk from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is a devastating incident for all involved and our thoughts are with the families of both men at this time.

“We are in the very early stages of our investigation, and we would be very grateful for any assistance that the public can offer us in piecing together what happened.

“Any information, no matter how small you think it might be, will be a great help.

“We would be keen to see any relevant dashcam footage or speak to anyone who witnessed the collision.”

If you think you can help with the investigations please contact police in the following ways:

  • By clicking on the email link [email protected] with incident 212 of July 23 in the subject
  • Via our non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 212 of July 23
  • Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org