Bourne man, 32, killed after car hits tree near Peakirk

A MOTORIST died after his car left the road and hit a tree.

Michael Clark, 32, of Essex Way, Bourne, was driving a black Ford Mondeo when it left Deeping Road, near Peakirk, and crashed in the early hours of Monday.

Mr Clark’s car was spotted close to the junction with Mile Drove by a passing motorist just before 4am and the emergency services were soon on the scene.

However, police believe the crash may have happened earlier that night.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Investigating officer PC David Halling said: “I would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision or the vehicle prior to it leaving the road.”

The Mercury website opened an online book of condolence for Mr Clark and people left their comments.

One said: “To all of your family. Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all at this tragic time. From all the Massam family.”

“To the family – our thoughts are with you at this time, Mark Booth and family.”

Another tribute said: “To all Michaels family thinking of you all at this very sad time from Michelle and Ivan knott, from Peterborough, xx”

Residents who live in the small village of Peakirk have been saddened by the shocking news.

They have been campaigned to improve safety on what they said is a dangerous road.

Parish councillor Sally Jackson lives in St Pegas’ Road, near the scene of the crash and said it is dreadful that something like this should ever happen.

She said: “My heart goes out to him and his family.

“It really sounds terrible but I can’t say I am surprised. It is such a dangerous stretch of road.

“As a parish council we have been very concerned about that road for some time.”

“We have been campaigning to do something about that road. We have had Peterborough City Council officials out here to inspect the road, highways and the police and nobody seems to know what to do.

“It is very straight and long with two narrow bridges on it, which can be very dangerous.”

The road is often used as a shortcut for people from Bourne travelling towards Peterborough and Glinton,

Anyone with any information should call PC Halling on 0345 456 4564.