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Update: Inc 456/13 - Serious Injury Collision at Fenton

Update: December 19, 4pm

The family of 21-year-old Connor Howitt have paid tribute to him.

In a statement, his family said: “Connor was a lovely, friendly, spritely young man who made everyone laugh with his great sense of humour. He enjoyed talking to people and put a smile on everyone’s face.

“He was into fitness and enjoyed visiting the gym, walking, reading and socialising. Connor had just passed his fitness tests and medical to become a retained firefighter in Gainsborough. He had his whole life ahead of him.

“Connor was a lovely lad and he has touched so many people’s lives.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support, including the emergency services, relatives, Connor’s friends through to complete strangers. We would also like to thank the person who has set up a GoFund me page to raise money in Connor’s memory.”

The family have asked for privacy at this time and for media not to contact them.



Update, December 14, 3.40pm: We can confirm that the driver of the Fiesta, a 21-year-old man from the Gainsborough area, has died.

If anyone witnessed the incident, please contact us on 101, quoting Incident 456 of December 13. Alternatively, email force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk and put Incident 456 of December 13 in the Subject line.

Original release: We are appealing for witnesses after two cars collided on the A156 at Fenton last night about 2150 (Thursday 13th December).

A grey Skoda estate car and a black Ford Fiesta were involved. 

The male driver of the Fiesta was taken to Sheffield Hospital and the male driver of the other car suffered shock but was not reported injured. 

We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw either car before the collision or saw the collision itself to contact us on 101.  

Reference: 456/13 - Serious injury collision Fenton

19 Dec 18 4:06 PM

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