Fatal crash on new A1073: dead driver lived nearby

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UPDATE: Wednesday, 3.45pm - The name of the 22-year-old killed in a crash on the new A1073 has been released.

He was Lithuanian man Zydrunas Krasauskas, of Roman Road, Moulton Chapel.

His body has now formally been identified and the family in Lithuania are aware.

An inquest will be opened in Boston on Friday and will be adjourned pending completion of police inquiries.

UPDATE: Wednesday, 8.45am - The driver of a black Toyota Celica killed in a crash on the new A1073 near Crowland yesterday was a 22-year-old man from the Spalding area.

He is expected to be formally identified later today.

The driver of a DAF lorry involved is a 47-year-old man from Whaplode. He and a Bourne 44-year-old driver of a white Ford Transit also involved escaped with minor injuries.

The road was closed for ten hours to allow the scene to be cleared and for accident investigators to complete their work. It reopened at 9.45pm.

UPDATE: Tuesday, 2.30pm - POLICE have confirmed a driver has died at the scene of a three vehicle crash near Cowbit.

The man had been travelling in a black Toyota along the new A1073 bypass at about 11.40am today when the crash happened.

His details are not yet known.

The driver of a white Ford Transit van, a 44-year-old man from Bourne, has been taken to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital but is not thought to have serious injuries.

The third vehicle involved was a DAF articulated lorry.

The road has been shut at the Cowbit/Moulton Chapel roundabout and is expected to remain closed for several hours.

Anyone with information about the collision should contact the police collision witness hotline on 01522 558855.

Tuesday, 12.30pm: A MOTORIST has been seriously injured in a crash involving two lorries and a car near Cowbit.

A stretch of the new A1073 bypass is currently closed between Spalding and the village while emergency services attend the scene.

A police spokesman said they were alerted the crash at about 11.40am today (Tuesday) but are still waiting to confirm the details of those involved.

An air ambulance has landed and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are also at the scene.