Grantham

Fatal crash between lorry and car closes A1 in both directions

A fatal crash on the A1 early this morning has closed the road in both directions.

The crash between a lorry and car happened on the northbound carriageway at Colsterworth shortly before 1am on Wednesday, October 11.

Lincolnshire Police have said that the crash has caused fatal injuries to those travelling in the car.

At this stage, it is not known how many people were in the car, but police have said that it is believed to be a number of people.

Two people who were travelling in the lorry have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “The A1 has been closed in both directions from the Oakham turning and at Colsterworth.

“It is believed the road will be closed for some time as investigations take place and vehicle recovery is carried out.

“This is likely to affect the morning rush hour so we are asking all motorists to please either plan an alternative route before setting off or follow local diversions so that they can avoid the area.”

Any witnesses should call police on 101, quoting incident number 16 of October 11.