Mum Named in Laceby A18 Crash

15 April 2013, 11:14 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Police have named the mum, who died along with four other members of her family in a crash in Laceby.

49 year old Angela Cockburn, died in the collision with her husband David, 48, daughters Carley Ann, 21, and Bethany, 18, and 23-month-old granddaughter Lacie Jade Stephenson.

The family, from the Chester-le-Street area of Durham, were travelling to a dance competition at Butlins holiday resort in Skegness, Lincolnshire, when the crash happened on Friday.

The family's Nissan Primera was in collision with a light goods vehicle at 12.30pm on April 12, near the Oaklands Hotel on the A18 Grimsby Road, Laceby.

Three members of the family died at the scene and two others died later in the nearby Diana Princess of Wales Hospital.

The driver of the lorry is thought to have sustained minor injuries.

The family was travelling to Skegness with friends, who were in other cars.

The Grimsby stretch of the A18 featured in a BBC television programme, Britain's Most Dangerous Roads, in 2011, which claimed it was 25 times more dangerous than the average British motorway with 20 crashes in the previous three years.

It was also found to be the UK's highest-risk stretch of road for car drivers in a nationwide survey by the Road Safety Foundation in 2010.

More than 66,000 people have joined a Facebook page set up in tribute to the family.

Humberside Police said an investigation into the collision was still under way.

Operations Superintendent Tracy Bradley said: “An investigation into this tragic incident is now under way and it is far too early to speculate as to what caused it.

“Specially trained officers are supporting the relatives of those who sadly died.

“Our thoughts go out to the friends and relatives of those who lost their lives at this sad time.”