Fatal Scunthorpe HGV crash teenagers named

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Joshua Parkin and Laura McGowan
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Joshua Parkin and Laura McGowan were passengers in the car

Two 16-year-olds who died in a road crash in North Lincolnshire at the weekend have been named by police.

Laura McGowan, of Legard Avenue, Brigg, and Joshua Parkin, of Bluebell Grove, Brigg, were in a car which collided with a HGV on Dawes Lane in Scunthorpe.

Another 16-year-old girl who was in the car remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Joshua's eight-year-old sister told BBC News: "He was a really kind brother and I really miss him."

The driver of the car, an 18-year-old man, was arrested and has been released on bail while police inquiries continue.

The 30-year-old man who was driving the HGV remains in Scunthorpe Hospital with serious 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 on Saturday.

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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