Five people from the same family, one of them believed to be a baby, are killed after a head-on crash between their car and a lorryFive members of Durham family dies in crash on A18 near GrimsbyFamily's Nissan Primera collided with light goods vehicle at 12.30pm today
Three pronounced dead at the scene and two upon arrival at hospital
17:28 GMT, 12 April 2013
03:16 GMT, 13 April 2013
Five people from the same family have died in a crash between their car and a lorry today.
Three members of the Durham family were pronounced dead at the scene on the A18 near Laceby Manor Golf Club, Grimsby.
Two were announced dead upon arrival at hospital following what is believed to have been a head-on collision between the family’s Nissan Primera and a light goods vehicle.
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Horror: The family's Nissan Primera covered up next to the lorry following the fatal crash that killed five people
The lorry driver suffered light injuries following the crash at 12.30pm today.
It is believed that the victims are four adults and a baby, but police have yet to confirm the ages and relations between the five dead.
‘All we know is that there's been four adults and one baby killed in the accident,’ Jason Abrams, a golfer at the nearby Laceby Manor Golf Club, told ITV News.
‘It's a bendy road but people do go at a great lick along it. It's 60mph at the moment but the council are looking at changing it to 50 and hopefully this will make a difference.
‘A car went into an articulated lorry. All we know is what the police have said – that the car tried to overtake something or the car hit a curb which has sent it spinning out of control and obviously gone head-on into a lorry.’
Crash: Three people were pronounced dead at the scene, the two remaining passengers died at hospital
Scene: The head-on collision between the family's car and the light goods vehicle occurred at 12.30pm today on Barton Street, Grimsby
Superintendent Tracey Bradley, of
Humberside Police, told the Grimsby Telegraph: ‘Police were called today
at 12.30pm to an incident on the A18 near Laceby, just past the
‘At this moment in time we are
conducting an investigation to try to find out what the cause of the
incident was, and we have family liaison officers that are working with
family and relatives of the deceased.
‘We would like to appeal to any
witnesses that either saw any of the vehicles prior to the collision or
saw the incident occurring.’
Eight emergency vehicles were called
to the scene, five ambulances and three fire engines, some of which
remain tonight, according to witnesses.
road is currently closed in both directions between Laceby Crossroads
in Grimsby and the B1203 Ashby Hill junction in East Ravendale.
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