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.
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!".

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Grimsby crash family named

Police have named the family who died in a head-on crash yesterday. They are David Cockburn, 48, his daughters Carley Ann Cockburn, 21, and Bethany Cockburn, 18, and Bethany's daughter, Lacie Jade Stephenson. A fifth person has yet to be identified.