Tributes for ‘lovely’ Louisa after fatal crash in North Thoresby

Louisa Conway, 23, died following the collision in North Thoresby on Friday morning (November 7). EMN-141111-132025001
Louisa Conway, 23, died following the collision in North Thoresby on Friday morning (November 7). EMN-141111-132025001

Tributes have flooded in for Louisa Conway, the 23-year-old trainee teacher who tragically died following a car crash in North Thoresby.

Louisa, originally from Skegness, was killed when her red Toyota Yaris 
left the road in Fen Lane, North Thoresby, and entered a water-filled ditch at around 7.45am on Friday morning.

The Bishop Grosseteste University student, who recently graduated with a degree in Education Studies and English, was studying towards a PGCE and was due to begin a placement at Mablethorpe Primary Academy.

The University released a statement on Monday which said: “We wish to offer our very deepest sympathies to Louisa’s family, friends and to all who knew and loved her.

“The loss of a member of our university community is devastating and has affected everyone at BGU, both staff and students.”

Louisa’s former school, Skegness Grammar, also paid tribute and said: “It was with great sadness that Skegness Grammar School learned of the tragic death of our former student, Louisa Conway.

“During her time at SGS she was popular with both staff and students alike. She was a bubbly and vivacious character who enjoyed school life to the full.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with her family at this difficult time.”

Meanwhile, friends have been paying tribute to Louisa.

Rebecca Lill, who had a summer job working alongside Louisa at Habrough Hotel, near Immingham, said: “So heartbroken to hear of losing such a lovely young lady.

“She made everyday at work so much fun. She was absolutely hilarious and had such an amazing energy. 
I was devastated to hear what had happened, 
she was such a lovely person.”

Another friend Beckii Williams, who went to 
the same university as Louisa, said: “She was too young, too beautiful, and probably the nicest person I’ve ever met. She didn’t deserve this.”

Police have asked anyone who saw the red Yaris prior to the collision to contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855.

This latest tragedy brings the number of people killed on Lincolnshire’s roads this year to 35, compared with 32 at the same point last year.