Update, January 29: The family of Siân Chambers, who died after a collision on the A46 on December 22, have today released a tribute to her.
“Siân was a much loved daughter, sister and friend. We are totally devastated by her passing and are struggling to, in any way, come to terms with the loss.
“Siân was working as an engraver and, as a talented double bass player, was continuing to make music with local ensembles.
“She loved animals and was having a gap year before taking up Animal Science at University.
“As a family, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who stopped and offered assistance to Siân and Alex and the emergency services who attended.
“We would appreciate privacy at this time, and wish to allow the police to carry out a full investigation in order to give us the answers that we need.”
Our investigation is ongoing. A 26-year-old man who was arrested in connection with this incident remains released under investigation.
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Original release: Officers have confirmed that the two 19 year olds who lost their lives in a tragic collision on the A46 are Siân Chambers and Alex Ross.
Alex's family have made the following statement. "Alex was an extremely talented musician. He was a former pupil at Caistor Grammar School where he won a scholarship to the Purcell School of Music in London. A double bass player, he was training at the Royal Academy of Music, also in London, where he was a second year student. He had a brilliant future ahead of him which has been sadly taken away."
Siân's family do not feel able to release a statement at this time.
Note to editors: We would like to ask on behalf of both families that their privacy is respected and they are given space to try to come to terms with this devastating news. We would ask that no direct approach is made by the media to the family and appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
29 Jan 19 9:59 AM