Lincolnshire

Three women dead in car and lorry crash on A15 in Baston

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Image caption The A15 was closed as police investigated the cause of the crash

Three women have died in a crash between a car and a lorry in Lincolnshire amid weather warnings after snow and ice hit the county.

The vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when they collided on the A15 near Baston at 06:15 GMT.

Investigators said it was too early to say whether the weather was a factor.

The women were all travelling in the car and a fourth occupant sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.

John Siddle, from Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, said the lorry driver was "unscathed".

Police said officers were still working to inform family members of the deaths.

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The Lincolnshire force urged witnesses and drivers with dash cam footage to contact them.

The A15 had been busy when the crash between a Renault Clio and a Scania lorry happened near the Waterside Garden Centre, police said.

Sgt Helen Alcock, said: "Sadly three people have lost their lives this morning and several people have faced the shock of witnessing or coming across the scene."

About eight miles (12km) from Baston, a bus carrying 45 school children left the road near Deeping St James. None of the children were injured.

A number of lorries have been stuck on hills and vehicles have skidded off roads in the county.

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