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UPDATE FRIDAY 4PM: Former Sir John Gleed School teacher and student of Spalding High School has died following three-vehicle collision on A52




A 40-year-old woman who died in hospital after a three-vehicle crash on Monday was a teacher who previously worked in Spalding.

Tributes have been paid to Gemma Ashling, a sociology and religious studies teacher at Boston High School, who was fatally injured after the Hyundai car she was driving was in collision with a bus and van on the A52 Main Road, Leverton, at about 3.50pm.

After the collision, Ms Ashling was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital and then transferred to Queen's Medical Centre (QMC), Nottingham, where she passed away on Wednesday.

Boston Pilgrim Hospital.
Boston Pilgrim Hospital.

Ms Ashling, who previously taught English and psychology at the former Sir John Gleed School and South Holland Post 16 Centre, was a student at Spalding High School from 1989 to 1995.

She left the school in Matmore Gate with four A-Levels and nine GCSEs, going on to study psychology at Goldsmiths College and Birkbeck College, both part of London University.

South Holland Post 16 Centre. (5721564)
South Holland Post 16 Centre. (5721564)

In a letter to parents, Boston High School head teacher Andrew Fulbrook said: "Tragically, I must inform you that Ms Gemma Ashling passed away on Wednesday night.

"Ms Ashling was involved in a road traffic accident on Monday and, tragically, she lost her fight for life.

"She was both a professional colleague and a friend to us as, of course, she was to so many students.

"I know you would wish to join me and our community in holding Ms Ashling and her family in our thoughts and prayers at this terribly sad time."

A Lincolnshire Coroners Service spokesman said they were waiting for details of Ms Ashling's death to be passed on them, and the county's Collisions Investigation Unit, from QMC before an inquest date can be set.

FRIDAY 11.50AM: Woman, 40, tragically dies after three-vehicle collision on A52 near Boston

Police have confirmed today that a 40-year-old woman from Spalding has died after a three-vehicle collision on the A52 near Boston on Monday.

The woman was driving a silver Hyundai i10 which was in collision with a double-decker bus and a grey Volkswagen transporter van on Main Road, Leverton, at about 3.50pm on Monday.

Police accident news.
Police accident news.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to release the woman who suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital where she later died.

The woman has not yet been formally identified but anyone who saw the collision should call 101, quoting incident number 265 of November 27.



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