Five people killed in car crash

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FIVE people, one of whom is believed to be a baby, have died in a car crash with a lorry.

The collision happened in North East Lincolnshire at 12.30pm on Friday on the A18 in Laceby, near Grimsby.

Those killed by the smash are believed to be members of the same family from the Durham area.

Humberside Police said that three of the Nissan car’s occupants were pronounced dead at the scene, with two others dying later in Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.

James Cartwright, a spokesman for Humberside police, said: “Police were called on Friday at 12.30pm following reports of a serious collision which involved a Nissan car and a light goods vehicle, which happened near to the Oaklands Hotel on the A18 Grimsby Road near Laceby.”

The road was closed while officers carried out the initial investigation in order to establish how the collision occurred.

Mr Cartwright added: “Five people, who are all thought to have been known to each other, were travelling in the car at the time of the collision.

“Two of these were taken to the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, but sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

“The other three who were travelling in the vehicle at the time were pronounced dead at the scene. All are thought to have been from the Durham area.”

The driver of the lorry sustained minor injuries, police confirmed.