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Safety probe launched after driver dies in lorry crash on A46, near Lincoln

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: November 09, 2012

A46 near Welton

Tragic: Police at the scene of the fatal road traffic collision on the A46 near Welton, north of Lincoln, in which a 24-year old Grimsby man died. Picture: Anna Draper

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A fatal crash near a Lincolnshire village has prompted fresh calls for safety improvements.

Motorist Scott Bennett, 24, of Laceby Road, Grimsby, died at the scene of the crash on the A46 just past the Welton turn-off.

Police were called to the collision between a lorry and Mr Bennett's blue Toyota Celica at about 8.50am on Saturday, November 3.

The previous day, the A46 between Dunholme and Welton was closed in both directions after a lorry overturned.

Welton resident Lesley Bradley, 59, a retired neo-natal nurse, is calling on highways bosses to look again at the area. This stretch of road is a real concern to people in the village and there's been plenty of accidents," she said.

"The junction is difficult to get in and out of and I think there should be traffic lights there."

Retired joiner George Egan-Wyer, 73, who lives in nearby Dunholme, said that stretch of the A46 is an issue.

"I did hear about the first accident where the lorry overturned," he said.

"I know that a few years ago there was an accident at the hill when someone got killed.

"Then one day I was going up the hill in my van and I noticed the road was not very smooth.

"I noticed a bus taking children to school that seemed to be shaking from side to side, so I think there's an issue with the road surface."

Julie Murray, clerk to Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council, said councillors have previously pressed Lincolnshire County Council for improvements.

"In the past we have made representations to the county council but they have their criteria for putting in traffic calming measures, and there is an illuminated slow down sign," she said.

Witnesses to the fatal crash should call police on the non emergency 101 number, quoting incident number 109 of November 3.

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