Three people have died in a car crash on the A15 after police warned of hazardous driving conditions.

Police said several people faced the shock of witnessing the tragic incident this morning and detectives are currently investigating at the scene as the A15 remains closed.

Officers are in the process of informing family members and appealing for anyone who travelled along the A15 this morning at around 6.15 am at Baston near the Waterside Garden Centre to get in touch.

The incident involved a blue Renault Clio and a white Scania lorry, police have said.

Lead Investigator, Sergeant Helen Alcock, said: “Sadly three people have lost their lives this morning and several people have faced the shock of witnessing or coming across the scene.”

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CAPTION: Scene of a traffic accident at Baston closing the A15
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A police van at the scene (Image: @LincsRuralCop/Twitter)

She added: “I appeal to anyone who was driving in the area or saw the collision to contact me.

“I also ask if drivers can check their dash cams for footage of either of the vehicles involved.

“This will help our investigation.”

Lincolnshire police confirm three people have died in a collision involving a car and a lorry in South Lincolnshire this morning, near Baston. http://bit.ly/2ovqpZH 

Police had previously warned of the hazardous driving conditions in the area.

Lincolnshire Police had tweeted: “Roads are particularly hazardous in the south of the County so please drive slowly, according to the conditions and with care.

“By 0630 we were dealing with 5 collisions one of them involving injury on the A15 at Baston – which will be closed whilst we deal with it.”

Officers added:”If you were travelling on the A15 at Baston and saw the collision or saw the blue Renault Clio which was travelling southbound or a white Scania lorry travelling northbound towards Bourne being driven near to the scene, please contact 101 quoting incident 39 of 27 February.”

Three people have sadly died following a collision just after 6.15 this morning at Baston. We are appealing for information. For more information click the link. http://ow.ly/pyvo30iDHHk 

Roads are particularly hazardous in the south of the County so please drive slowly, according to the conditions and with care. By 0630 we were dealing with 5 collisions one of them involving injury on the A15 at Baston – which will be closed whilst we deal with it.

The road is expected to remain closed for a considerable amount of time.

In a tweet, Sgt Dan McCormack of Lincolnshire Police advised people to take extra time and care to get to their destinations.

Drivers are being forced to battle through hazardous conditions as the Beast from the East coats the country’s roads in a blanket of snow.

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Several police forces have reported “hazardous” driving conditions, with forecasters expecting the wintry weather to continue in the wake of a polar blast.

Highways England said the M20 in Kent had become blocked eastbound between junctions 8 and 9 by “a number” of stranded lorries.

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