Burgh le Marsh

A 33-year-old motorist denied causing a fatal collision in which university student Hope Starsmore died.

Rebecca Porter, 33, of Cottesmore Close, Skegness, pleaded not guilty to causing the death of Ms Starsmore on October 7, 2020 by dangerous driving on the A158 at Burgh le Marsh.

The crash involved a Toyota Yaris, which Hope was driving, and a Ford Focus.

Judge John Pini QC, sitting at Lincoln Crown Court, adjourned the hearing for a four day trial due to commence on June 27, 2022 and Porter was granted unconditional bail.

Ms Starsmore, 20, died in Hull Royal Infirmary eight days after the collision.

At the time of the collision, she was driving from her family home in Skegness back to Nottingham Trent University where she had just started studying for a medical science degree with a view to becoming a paramedic.

Her brother and her partner had been travelling with her on their way to Nottingham Trent University and received minor injuries.

Hope’s family previously released a statement which read: “After eight days of fighting Hope has sadly died from her injuries in hospital, with her parents at her side.

“She will be missed dearly and was loved by so many. Rest in peace baby girl.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support and ask that our privacy is respected at this time to allow us to grieve as a family.”

A motorcyclist in his 30s is in hospital being treated for serious injuries after a three-vehicle crash on the A158 at Burgh le Marsh.

The incident happened on the junction near Henrys Bar and restaurant on Saturday, September 25 at around 7.30pm.

It involved a motorcycle, a Nissan Juke and a Ford Focus, with only the motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, suffering injuries.

He is currently being treated in hospital for serious injuries and police are investigating the circumstances of the crash.

If you can assist with enquiries, contact officers on 101 and quote incident 443 of September 25.

A 20-year-old has died after a crash in Burgh le Marsh and her family paid tribute to a girl “loved by so many”.

The crash on Skegness Road on the A158 at Burgh le Marsh, which involved a Toyota Yaris and a Ford Focus, was reported to police at 8.16am on October 7.

Hope Starsmore, who was driving a Toyota Yaris, was airlifted to hospital and police confirmed on the evening of Thursday, October 15 that she had died from her injuries.

Two passengers in the Yaris received minor injuries.

Police said that a 32-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the collision, who has since been released under investigation.

A statement from Hope’s family read: “After eight days of fighting Hope has sadly died from her injuries in hospital, with her parents at her side.

“She will be missed dearly and was loved by so many. Rest in peace baby girl.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support and ask that our privacy is respected at this time to allow us to grieve as a family.”

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