Lincolnshire

Chapel St Leonards head-on crash kills three men

Hogsthorpe Road, Lincolnshire
Image caption The two cars crashed on Hogsthorpe Road near Chapel St Leonards

Three men were killed and two seriously injured in a head-on car crash.

At about 19:00 BST on Thursday a Renault Clio and a Vauxhall Astra collided on Hogsthorpe Road, Chapel St Leonards near Skegness in Lincolnshire.

The Astra driver, believed to be 70 and from South Yorkshire, died as did the 21-year-old driver of the Clio and a 19-year-old passenger, both local.

Two back seat passengers, a 23-year-old and a 21-year-old, were both taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Image caption Flowers have been left at the scene of the crash which left three people dead

The road between Hogsthorpe and Chapel St Leonards was closed until 03:15.

Lincolnshire Police is appealing for anyone who was in the area or saw the vehicles beforehand to contact officers.

Tony Diggins, from the force, said: "You can't imagine the emotions of those families now. That will be it, it will be completely life-changing.

"It's an absolute tragedy."

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