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Witness appeal after man who died in Cowbit last week is named

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: January 03, 2014

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Police in Lincolnshire are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a man in the Spalding area before he was killed after a collision with a car in Cowbit last week.

The man, who has now been named as Algimantas Zonys, 23, was walking on the A16 at around 7.30pm on Saturday, December 28, when a car collided with him.

Mr Zonys had only been in the UK for a few hours, having travelled from his home in Lithuania to meet members of his family, who live in North Lincolnshire.

Sgt Ewan Gell, from Lincolnshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “Part of our investigation into this tragic incident involves establishing the circumstances leading up to how Mr Zonys ended up on such a fast road, on foot, in the dark.

"We’re keen to build up a picture of his movements after he left the bus that Saturday morning and we’re appealing to anyone who thinks they may have seen him in the Spalding area that day."

Police say Mr Zonys arrived in Spalding by bus and got off at McDonalds on the Springfield roundabout around 10.30am that morning.

He was 6’ tall, slim, with dark hair and was wearing a blue denim jacket, jeans and trainers.

A man matching his description was seen on Cradge Bank at around 4.30pm that afternoon.

At about 7pm on the Saturday evening, witnesses believe they saw Mr Zonys walking along the A16 towards Crowland, shortly before the fatal collision.

Anyone with any information should contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855 or call Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 310 of 28 December.

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