BREAKING NEWS: Fatal smash man identified

A MAN from Spilsby has been named locally as the victim of a fatal road crash in the Wolds just before the New Year.

Klaus Schmidt, 24, died on December 30 when his car left the road and collided with a tree on the B1225, High Street, South Willingham.

He had been driving a silver Citroen when the crash happened just before 6am.

Paramedics attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw the vehicle being driven before it occurred to contact them on the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855.

His death took the number of fatalities on Lincolnshire’s roads in 2011 to 47.