Police name pedestrian in fatal A17 crash

Police have named a pedestrian who was killed in a collision in Lincolnshire.

Jason Smith, 38, from Spalding Road in Holbeach, was crossing the A17 Washway Road in Fleet at about 2000 BST on Wednesday when he was hit by a VW Golf.

He died at the scene. The 25-year-old driver was treated for shock at Boston's Pilgrim Hospital. His passenger suffered minor injuries.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman confirmed Mr Smith's death was the 19th fatality on the county's roads in 2011.

This figure compares with 14 at the same time last year and a total of 44 in 2010.

Anyone who saw the collision is asked to contact police.

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