Seven die in six days on Lincolnshire's roads

A double-fatal crash near Gainsborough on Saturday morning has taken the death toll on Lincolnshire's roads to seven in just six days.

A man aged 74 and a 60-year-old woman were pronounced dead at Harpswell Hill on the A631 after their Mitsubishi car was in collision with a Vauxhall Corsa.

The Corsa's driver, a 19-year-old Grimsby woman, was taken to hospital with multiple fractures.

Police said 35 people had died in road accidents in the county since January.

Since 20 September, fatal crashes have taken place at Boston, Sleaford, Grimblethorpe and Temple Bruer.

A spokesman for the Lincolnshire force said a similar number of people had died by the same time last year, with the 2009 total reaching 52.

Anyone who witnessed Saturday's crash, near the entrance to Greens Farm just after 0700 BST, should contact police.

The killed couple are from Corringham near Gainsborough, the Lincolnshire force said.

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