Police Name Teens Killed In East Midlands Crash

25 December 2018, 06:05 | Updated: 25 December 2018, 06:06

Lincs Police

Police have named two 19-year-olds who were killed in a crash which led to a man being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Sian Chambers and Alex Ross were pronounced dead on Saturday after a Ford Mondeo was in collision with a Citroen C3 on the A46 near Lincoln.

In a statement released through Lincolnshire Police, Alex's family said he had been studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

The statement read: "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."

A 26-year-old man detained on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, providing a positive breath test, and leaving the scene of a collision, has been released pending further inquiries.

Police say Sian's family aren't releasing a statement at this time.