Fatal crash victim is named

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POLICE have released the name of the man who died in a collision with a van at the weekend.

Timothy Sharpe, aged 56, died after he was hit by a Volvo box van on the A16 Spilsby Road near Boston on Sunday.

He was pronounced dead when medical staff arrived at the scene at around 10am.

The road was closed until 2pm.

Despite investigations at the scene police were unable to identify the man.

They put out an appeal for information and a full description of the pedestrian.

He was formally identified on Monday afternoon.

Mr Sharpe lived in the Boston area, but police have not revealed his address.

An investigation is now being carried out into the incident and an inquest was opened and adjourned by the coroner in Boston yesterday. It will be resumed following further investigations.