UPDATE - Sunday 23rd 0600
The man who was arrested following yesterday's double fatal collision has been released from custody under investigation. We are still keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have seen the Citroen C3 prior to the collision (or the collision itself) on the by pass between the Carholme and Skellingthorpe roundabouts about 0050 on Saturday morning OR if you think you may have seen the white Citroen in and around Lincoln before about 0045 - please contact 101.
Please note that the two victims of the below collision were in the blue Ford Mondeo estate and the man arrested was in the white C3 which was the vehicle which left the scene. Sincere apologies for the error.
Emergency Services were called to the Lincoln by pass at 0050 this morning (Saturday 22nd December) where two cars had collided. The occupants of a white Citroen C3 a man and a woman both nineteen were pronounced dead at the scene. The other vehicle, a blue Ford Mondeo estate left the scene and was later traced and the driver, a 26 yr old local man was arrested for causing death by dangerous driving, providing a positive breath test and leaving the scene of a collision. We have traced the immediate family of the victims and broken this desperately sad news to them. Anyone who was on the by pass between the Carholme and Skellingthorpe roundabouts between about 0030 and 0050 this morning and saw either the white Citroen C3 or the blue Mondeo estate before the collision or saw the collision itself is asked to contact police on 101. The police investigation at the scene has been completed and the road is now re-open.
Reference: INC 18 of 22nd - Fatal Collision
23 Dec 18 6:17 AM