Friday, April 27, 2007

Deepings School mourns driver Katie..

The 18-year-old Deepings school-girl who died in a collision yesterday has been named by police as Katy Shields.

Students and staff at Deepings School were in shock today at their sad loss and there has been a dialogue on the Deepings Exchange over the past 24 hours.

A news release from Lincolnshire Police earlier today confirmed the grim details of the accident:

At approximately 1.15pm yesterday (Thursday), emergency services were called to a collision on the A16, Main Road at Hop Pole.

The collision involved two vehicles, a white Vauxhall Corsa and a red Grand Cherokee.

The 18 year old female driver of the Corsa, believed to be from the local area was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the second vehicle was a 50-year-old male from Surfleet who was taken to Peterborough District Hospital to be treated for non life threatening injuries.

The road was re-opened at approximately 7.10pm last night.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw either of the vehicles and their driving manner prior to the incident to come forward and contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855.

This is the 23rd fatal collision on Lincolnshire’s roads so far this year compared to 22 at the same time last year and a full year total in 2006 of 66 deaths.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855.
An inquest into Katy's death was opened and adjourned at Boston earlier today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

katie was a lovely ,bright and bubbly girl i know she will be missed dearly by family and friends. our thoughts are with you . rest in peace katie ! miss you xx