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Police appeal after woman in her 80s dies following collison on A1

Police have confirmed that a woman in her 80s has died following a collision on the A1 last night (17 November) and are appealing for witnesses.

Police were called at around 8:50pm last night and the road has been closed since, only re-opening early this morning.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: " Call takers in our Force Control Room received multiple calls at around 8.50pm that a black Nissan Micra was driving in the wrong direction on the northbound carriageway of the A1 between Barrowby and Foston.

Officers were immediately deployed to the scene. Shortly after the first calls came in we received a further call reporting that the vehicle had been in collision with another car, a black Volvo XC90."

The road re-opened earlier this morning. Photo: NEMM File Photo

Despite the best efforts of emergency services on the scene, the driver of the Nissan, a woman in her 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers. The driver and passenger of the Volvo suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed northbound from the A52 junction at Grantham up to Foston until early this morning while initial investigations were carried out.

It is not clear which direction the Nissan had travelled from prior to entering the wrong carriageway on the A1, and police are hoping a public appeal can help them piece together the movements.

The spokesperson added: " We are now appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, or saw the vehicle in the minutes leading up to the collision to get in touch. We are particularly keen to see any dashcam footage which may have captured the car in the minutes leading up to the collision, including before it entered the A1, as well as the collision itself."

If you can help with enquiries, please get in touch in the following ways:

  • Call 101 and mention incident number 413 of 17 November.

  • Email: and include ‘incident number 413 of 17 November’ in the subject line.

  • If you wish to remain anonymous you can call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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