Public asked not to speculate on triple HGV deaths

Police in Lincolnshire have described "a tragic day on the roads" after three people were killed by three lorries in separate collisions. However, the force has also urged people not to speculate on the causes of each crash, which occurred on 16 April on roads which would have been quieter than usual due to the lockdown. In the first, a 33-year-old man died at the scene on the A15 at Dunsby Hollow after his BMW collided with a Volvo lorry between 3am and 4.50am.

An 81-year-old man also died at the scene in East Heckington after his Ford Kuga collided with an HGV, which was transporting pigs. In the third incident, a 68-year-old man died in Deeping Common on the A1175 after the pedal cycle he was riding was in collision with a DAF drop-sided lorry. The police said the three incidents were not connected and it was investigating the causes of each one in separate investigations.

Superintendent Paul Timmins said: "This is an extremely sad day and a tragic day on the roads of Lincolnshire.

"Our investigations will look into the circumstances of how each collision occurred and until our inquiries are complete I am unable to comment on cause or contributing factors.

"Our roads are quieter at present and I'm sure people will ask if any of these drivers were on essential journeys, watching their speed or other reasons."

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