North Kelsey man, 82, named as driver killed in crash with tractors
A Lincolnshire man has been identified by police as the 82-year-old victim of a horror crash involving his car and two tractors towing agricultural machinery.
Humberside Police said this afternoon that James Thompson, of Carr Road in North Kelsey, near Caistor, was killed at the scene.
He was the driver of a silver Volvo which was involved in a three-vehicle collision at nearby Howsham, over the North Lincolnshire border, on Friday afternoon.
And Mr Thompson's 70-year-old wife, who was a front seat passenger, escaped with only minor seat belt injuries.
A Humberside Police spokesman said the incident happened in Main Street at Howsham, at about 3pm last Friday, August 16.
A green John Deere tractor towing agricultural machinery and a yellow JCB tractor, which was pulling a trailer transporting hay bales, were involved.
Police said the John Deere was heading north from the direction of North Kelsey and the yellow tractor was travelling in the opposite direction with the Volvo behind it.
And the collision occurred as the vehicles were passing one another.
Neither of the tractor drivers were injured, although both suffered from shock.
The road was closed for six hours until 9pm on Friday to allow investigations at the scene and recovery of the vehicles.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident or anybody who saw the vehicles prior to the collision to contact Humberside Police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 413 of August 16.