Teenage girl killed in A1 accident at Long Bennington

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A 17-year-old girl was killed in an accident at around 8.15am today when a blue Vauxhall Corsa with four passengers on board was in collision with a heavy goods vehicle on the slip road leading from Long Bennington to the southbound carriageway of the A1.

The female passenger in the Corsa was pronounced dead at the scene. The 18-year-old driver was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, with arm and other injuries which are not believed life-threatening. Two other females in the car were not seriously injured.

The Corsa and its passengers are believed to be local to the area. The driver of the Scania HGV, aged 52 from the Grimsby area, is not thought to be injured. Local diversions are in place.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police via the Collision Witness Hotline - 01522 558855.

This is the sixth death on the roads of Lincolnshire in 2013 compared to four over the same period in 2012 when the full year total was 39.