Update: Louth man dies after three-vehicle A16 crash

A Louth man has died after Tuesday’s three-vehicle crash on the A16 outside the Brackenborough Hotel.

The collision happened around 1.40pm yesterday afternoon and it police say it appears a blue Vauxhall Corsa collided head on with a black Volkswagen coupé, before a beige Chrysler MPV hit the resulting MLOPdebris.

The driver of the Corsa, a 77-year-old Louth man, was taken to Grimsby Hospital but sadly died shortly after.

The passenger in the car, a 76-year-old woman, the driver’s wife, sustained abdominal and chest injuries but police say these are not life threatening.

The driver of the VW, a 63-year-old Newark-area man, suffered chest, knee and wrist injuries, and the passengers, a 60-year-old woman from Newark and a 64-year-old woman from the Wirral, also suffered minor injuries.

The occupants of the Chrysler were a 32-year-old Holton le Clay man who was driving, and a 34-year-old woman also from Holton le Clay, were treated at the scene for shock.

The road was closed until 7.15pm with rush hour traffic being diverted around the Covenham and Fulstow areas to avoid the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the vehicles prior to the crash or who witnessed the crash itself to call the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855 quoting incident 199 of December 4.