Moving tributes are coming in from friends of a former St Guthlac School student who died when he was hit by a coach travelling from Spalding Flower Parade on Saturday.
Daniel Frisby (22) of Broadgate, Whaplode Drove, was walking along the A16 near Cowbit when a coach containing members of The Pride of the Birches Accordion Band from Northern Ireland collided with him just before 6pm.
Police and ambulance crews arrived at the scene within 15 minutes of the accident being reported but Mr Frisby was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering what an East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman described as “severe traumatic injuries”.
Mr Frisby was formally identified by members of his family on Wednesday and an inquest is due to be opened into his death in the next few days.
Floral tributes have been left near the spot where Mr Frisby died and he has also been remembered by staff who taught him at The St Guthlac School, which has since merged with University Academy Holbeach.
Principal Steve Baragwanath said: “Dan was a student at The St Guthlac School and was a well-liked, quiet young man who had a good sense of humour.
“We are all obviously very shocked by his death and feel extremely sorry for the family with their loss at this difficult time.”
The coach was being driven by a 62-year-old man who worked for Epsom Coaches in Surrey, but neither he nor any of the band members were hurt.
They were due to play at a concert in Peterborough which had to be cancelled but the band did perform at All Saints’ Church, Moulton, where a Songs of Praise event was held on Sunday as part of the church’s flower festival.
Brian Smith, chairman of the flower festival committee, said: “We were very saddened to hear about the accident and the money raised on the night was given to the band.”
Caroline Kenyon of Kenyon Communications, organisers of Spalding Flower Parade, said: “We extend our heartfelt condolences to Dan’s family.”