Bus crash kills five

THREE members of the same family and a married couple have been named as the five victims of an horrific bus crash on Sunday.

They were killed on a pelican crossing when a Lincolnshire RoadCar double-decker ploughed into them in Sea Lane, Ingoldmells, close to Fantasy Island, at 5pm.

Five-year-old Jacob Warren was pronounced dead at the scene. His mother Joanna, 37, died later at Boston Pilgrim Hospital.

Four-month-old Leyton Warren died at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre on Monday. His father, 41-year-old Anthony, is in intensive care at Pilgrim Hospital with serious injuries.

His 14-year-old daughter Jenica, and family, are with him. The family is from Braunstone, Leics.

Thirty-year-old Paula Rhodes and husband Richard, 32, from Mansfield, also died.

Police say the bus mounted the pavement and veered back on to the road colliding with pedestrians and a silver BMW convertible.

The 50-year-old Louth bus driver has been interviewed by police investigating whether driver or mechanical fault was to blame. The bus was on a regular route from Skegness to Chapel St Leonards.

Eyewitness Chris Bryant, who runs a sweet store, said: "The driver was obviously trying to get some sort of control.

"Afterwards at first there were screams and shouts then everyone stood quietly. To see a little boy lying like that in the road, it was terrible.

"It was obvious the boy was dead - no-one went near him."

Lynn Yapp, from Lynn's Mini Market, said: "Watching people's faces how pasty they were and crying, we knew it was true."