Laceby crash: Fifth Cockburn family member named

  • 15 April 2013
  • From the section England
Cockburn family
Image caption The family were travelling to a dance competition when the crash happened

A woman who was one of five family members killed when their car was in a collision with a lorry on the A18 near Grimsby has been named by police.

Angela Cockburn, 49, died on Friday along with her husband David, 48, daughters Carley Ann, 21, and Bethany, 18, and Bethany's one-year-old daughter Lacie Jade Stephenson.

The family, from County Durham, were travelling to Skegness for a dance competition when the accident happened.

Investigations into the crash continue.

Carley Ann and Bethany were due to take part in a dance competition at Butlins holiday resort in Skegness when the family's Nissan Primera collided with a lorry at 12:30 BST, near the Oaklands Hotel on the A18 in Laceby.

Three family members died at the scene and two others died in hospital. The lorry driver suffered minor injuries.

The family, from Chester-le-Street, were travelling to the competition with friends, who were in other cars.

Image caption Police said it was too early to speculate about what had caused the crash

'Totally distraught'

Carley Ann and Bethany were members of a dance school in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

A dance teacher from the Durham area, who did not want to be named, said the dancing community had been left "distraught" by the news of their deaths.

She said: "It's just the shock of it happening on the way to this festival. Everyone's just totally distraught at the moment."

Tributes were paid by friends and neighbours.

Emma Spencer, who lived next door to the Cockburns in Ouston, Chester-le-Street, said neighbours were "all really shocked and devastated" and could not believe what had happened.

More than 65,000 people have joined a Facebook tribute page where hundreds had left messages of condolence.

Humberside Police said it was too early to speculate about what had caused the collision.

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