Tributes paid to elderly man killed in Mother’s Day crash in Swineshead

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THE family of Frederick Stone, who was killed in the collision on the A52 near Swineshead on Sunday, have paid tribute to ‘a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather’.

The 81-year-old, of Pode Hole near Spalding, died when his Kia Picanto and a blue Mitsubishi L200 near Bicker Bar roundabout at about 4.30pm.

In a statement issued today, the family said: “He was a kind man who was popular with neighbours and friends and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank all well-wishers for their support and kindness at this difficult time and ask the media for privacy to grieve”.

Mr Stone’s wife, who was seriously injured in the collision, is making steady progress in Pilgrim Hospital.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision or either vehicles before the collision, to contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855, quoting incident 324 of March 18.

This fatal collision brings the number killed on Lincolnshire roads in 2012 to seven compared to 10 at the same point in 2011.