Peterborough United groundsman Will Whitney killed in A16 collision with lorry

Cambridgeshire Police have named a young man who was killed after being hit by a lorry on the A16 last Wednesday (February 12). The collision between the HGV and pedestrian happened at around 8.26pm on Wednesday evening. Emergency services attended the scene of the accident on the A16 at Newborough, but despite the best efforts the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has since been named as 21-year-old William Whitney, of Victoria Gardens, Crowland. Will was the groundsman for Peterborough United, with the club announcing his death last night. Peterborough United, known as the Posh, have said that they will be paying tribute to Will during their next home again, against Portsmouth on Saturday, March 7.

A spokesman for the club said: “Everyone connected with the football club were shocked to learn of Will’s death. “We are in constant contact with the family at this incredibly difficult time and are offering support to colleagues affected by his tragic death.” The driver of the lorry was not injured in the collision and is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed what happened, or has dash cam footage, should contact police on 101 quoting incident 458 of 12 February or visit  www.cambs.police.uk/report.

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