Teenagers killed in Scunthorpe HGV collision

image captionFlowers have been left at the scene of the crash

Two teenagers have died and three other people have been seriously injured in a road crash in North Lincolnshire.

A boy and girl, both aged 16, died when the car they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a lorry on Dawes Lane in Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Another 16-year-old girl who was in the car is in hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The lorry driver and the 18-year-old car driver also suffered serious injuries. The car driver was arrested.

He was later relased on bail pending further inquiries, police said

The lorry driver's injuries are not life-threatening, police said. He is aged 30 and from North East Lincolnshire.

Witness appeal

The 18-year-old car driver, from North Lincolnshire is also receiving hospital treatment for his injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

The car, a blue Honda Civic, was travelling towards Brigg and the HGV, a blue DAF, was travelling in the opposite direction when they collided at 1646 BST.

A police spokesman said: "Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or either of the vehicles before the collision.

"In particular, we would like to speak to the driver of a silver car which was overtaken by the blue car involved in the collision on Dawes Lane prior to the accident."

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