Lincoln car crash: Two teenagers killed in collision involving suspected drink driver

Vehicles collided on bypass in early hours of Saturday

Adam Forrest
Saturday 22 December 2018 14:38
A46 Lincoln bypass
A46 Lincoln bypass

Two teenagers have been killed in a road crash in Lincoln involving a suspected drink-driver.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, providing a positive breath test, and leaving the scene of a collision.

Two cars collided on the A46 Lincoln bypass at around 12.50am on Saturday morning.

A man and a woman both aged 19, the occupants of a blue Ford Mondeo estate, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle, a white Citroen C3, drove away from the scene. The vehicle was later traced by police and the 26-year-old was detained by officers.

Launching an appeal for information, a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We have traced the immediate family of the victims and broken this desperately sad news to them.

“Anyone who was on the bypass between the Carholme and Skellingthorpe roundabouts between about 12.30am and 12.50am and saw either the white Citroen C3 or the blue Mondeo estate before the collision, or saw the collision itself, is asked to contact police on 101.

“The police investigation at the scene has been completed and the road is now re-open.”

Earlier this month Lincolnshire Police warned of the dangers of drink and drug driving. The force promised a “significant increase” in the targeting of driving offences throughout December.

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