Young man killed in car crash is named

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Police named the young man who died in a road smash on Christmas Day as Christopher Jones, of Water Lane, North Witham.

The 23-year-old died in a two-car collision in Sleaford Road, Metheringham, on the afternoon of Christmas Day. He was the driver of a Peugeot 307 which collided with a white Fiat.

The Journal broke the tragic news yesterday and Facebook friends have since left tributes and messages of support for Chris’s family on our wall.

Friends called him a “truly lovely guy” with a big smile and a “big heart full of love and kindness”. Chris was described as “larger than life” and the “life and soul of the party”.

December 26, 1.58pm: A 23-year-old Grantham man died in a car smash yesterday, Christmas Day.

Emergency services were called to Sleaford Road at Metheringham at about 5.30pm after receiving reports of a two-car collision.

Firefighters cut casualties from the two vehicles involved - a blue Peugeot 307 and white Fiat.

The driver of the Peugeot, the 23-year-old Grantham man, died a short time later.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision to get in touch on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting incident number 224 of December 25.