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Funeral for Grimsby crash family to take place today

The funeral of the five family members killed in a crash on the A18 near Grimsby will take place today.

Forty-eight-year-old David Cockburn and wife Angela, 48, died along with their daughters, 21-year-old Carly Cockburn and 18-year old Bethany Cockburn when their car collided head on with a lorry on April 12.

The Cockburn family who died in a head-on crash near Grimsby Credit: ITV News

Bethany's daughter, Lacey Jade Stephenson who would have been two next month, was also killed.

The funerals will take place today in Chester-le-Street, County Durham at midday.

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Picture: Parent calls for speed review on Grimsby's A18

Nigel Nurse lost his son Adam on the A18 Credit: Calendar

The father of a man whose son died on the A18 in Grimsby has said the death of the family of five has brought back memories of his painful loss.

Adam Nurse who was 18, died four years ago when he lost control of his car on a bend and hit a tree. It is the same road where the Cockburn family from Durham tragically died on Friday afternoon.

Adam's father Nigel Nurse says speed limits should be reduced from 60mph and there should be more signs warning drivers of sudden bends and dips.


Picture released of family killed in Grimsby crash

The Cockburn family who died in the head-on crash near Grimsby yesterday. Credit: ITV News

A picture has been released of the family that died in a head-on collision near Grimsby.

David Cockburn, 48, his two daughters - Carley Ann Cockburn, 21, and Bethany Cockburn, 18 - and Bethany's daughter, Lacie Jade Stephenson.

A fifth family member has yet to be identified by police.

Facebook tributes to family killed in Grimsby crash

Hundreds of people have left their condolences on a special Facebook page set up in tribute to the family that died in a head-on collision near Grimsby.

More than 33,940 people joined the R.I.P Cockburn Family page on the social networking site within a few hours.

One person posted, "So so sad xx dancing with the angels now x R.I.P xxx".

Five members of the family died following the crash in Laceby, near Grimsby. Credit: ITV News

Another left a message that read, "Dance in heaven beautiful angels x".

Many left anecdotes about the family on the page, with one describing Mr Cockburn as "a gentle kind man" who was "totally devoted to his family".

A number of people also posted tributes on Bethany Cockburn's personal Facebook page, on which she described daughter Lacie as "Our world!".


Police name family killed in Grimsby crash

Police have named the family who died after a head-on crash in Laceby near Grimsby yesterday.

They were David Cockburn, 48, and his two daughters 21-year-old Carley Ann Cockburn and 18-year-old Bethany Cockburn.

The daughter of Bethany, Lacie Jade Stephenson, who was born in May 2011, also died in the crash.

The fifth family member is yet to be formerly identified, Humberside Police said.

The family were travelling from the Chester-Le-Street area of Durham to an event in Skegness at the time of the collision.

Butlins 'shocked and stunned by tragedy'

We are all shocked and stunned by this tragedy and our thoughts go out to the extended families of the victims.

Our Team at Skegness is offering support and assistance to the other competitors and their families. We are working closely with the dance competition organisers.

– Chris Baron, Resort Director at Butlin’s Skegness

Crash victims 'due to take part in Butlins dance festival'

Butlins have confirmed that the five victims killed in a crash in Grimsby were on their way to the Skegness Dance Festival held at Butlins. They were due to take part in the freestyle competition.

ITV News understands that there were two adults and two teenage girls and a baby in the car. The girls were involved in the competition and had competed before.

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