Newton on Trent

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash involving a car and a tractor have said they are “deeply saddened” by their loss.

Jeff Duke died on October 20 following the crash on the A1133 Newark Road at Laugherton.

The motorcycle and VW Golf had been travelling from Newton on Trent towards Laugherton when they collided with a tractor towing a trailer travelling in the opposite direction.

Jeff Duke’s family issued a photograph of him, in addition to the following statement:

“The entire family are deeply saddened by their loss and are still in shock over the tragic circumstances of the accident, as are so many close friends and colleagues.

“He was a very well known and respected man who will be missed by all.”

Two people have been hospitalised following a serious crash involving a car and a lorry near Dunham Bridge this morning.

Police were called to the incident at around 5.44am on Friday, September 16 at the A57 crossroads at Newton on Trent near Dunham Toll Bridge.

Nottingham Fire and Rescue reported that one person was trapped in the collision and fire crews used cutting equipment to remove the roof from the vehicle.

Lincolnshire Police have reported that two people were injured in the crash and have been taken to Lincoln County Hospital.

Injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The road was temporarily closed but has now been re-opened.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 42 of September 16.

The A57 near to Dunham Bridge has been closed this morning after a serious crash involving a lorry and a car.

Fire crews have been called to the A57 crossroads at Newton on Trent near Dunham Toll Bridge after the crash just before 6am on Friday, September 16.

Nottingham Fire and Rescue reported that one person was trapped in the collision and fire crews used cutting equipment to remove the roof from the vehicle.

The incident is likely to cause delays for much of the rush hour period.

There have been no reports of any injuries at the time of writing.


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