BREAKING NEWS THURSDAY 2.10PM: Couple fatally injured in A16 Crowland crash named

Emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash in which Margaret and Robert McCloud, of Spalding, died.  Photo: SG130217-109TW.
Emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash in which Margaret and Robert McCloud, of Spalding, died. Photo: SG130217-109TW.
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An inquest has been opened into the deaths of a Spalding couple who died after a crash on the A16 near Crowland.

Margaret Anne McCloud and her husband Robert died when a silver Peugoet 206 they were travelling in collided with a HGV at the roundabout between James Road and Peterborough Road at about 4.40am on Monday, February 13.

The inquest was opened and adjourned on Tuesday, with a date for its resumption still to be set.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) confirmed that excess speed “was not a factor” in causing the crash.

An average speed camera system went live on the A16 in Crowland last December, but the roundabout where Mr and Mrs McCloud died fell outside its area of coverage.

But John Siddle, LRSP Communications Manager, said: “Whilst a number of lines of enquiry are being investigated in relation to this incident, we are confident that excess speed was not a factor.

“With that in mind, the placement of the average speed cameras (on the A16 in Crowland) is not relevant.

“Traffic officers have reported that the speed of vehicles on the bypass has slowed considerably and drivers appear more compliant to the speed limit.”