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Tributes paid to former Bourne Academy pupil Jaylee Waltham who died after a collision in Pinchbeck

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Tributes have been paid to a former Bourne Academy pupil who died after a car crashed into a property in Pinchbeck on Friday night (January 24).

Jaylee Waltham has been named locally as the 18-year-old who died at the scene.

The 19-year-old driver is in hospital with serious injuries.

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An appeal has been started on social media to help raise money for Jaylee's funeral, with his aunt, Lisa Henshaw, posting that they want to give him "the best send-off as possible."

At the time of writing, £4,260 had already been raised.

Both Jaylee, and the driver of the car, had studied at the South Lincolnshire Academies Trust schools, which includes Bourne and Spalding Academies.

Executive headteacher, Lucy Conley, said: “It is with great sadness that on Saturday, January 25, we were made aware of a road traffic accident involving two students who attended the South Lincolnshire Academies Trust schools, both at Bourne Academy and Spalding Academy, across September 2011 to July 2017.

"It has been confirmed to us that one of the students has died as a result of the accident and the other is in a serious condition.

"We are extremely saddened by this news and we will be able to provide appropriate support to those in our school community and will make every effort to help staff and our students as needed.

"At both Bourne Academy and Spalding Academy every student contributes in no small measure to our school and wider community and the loss of any student, whether past or present, particularly in so tragic a manner, grievously wounds us all.

"We have conveyed our support to the family, and that our thoughts are with the family of both boys.

"We continue to be in contact with them and have offered them any assistance the school can provide."

Paying tribute to Jaylee, she added: "Jaylee was a popular student with many friends.

"He always showed such a great sense of humour and had a good relationship with a number of staff in school.

"Jaylee was part of the Bourne Academy community for the majority of his school career from September 2012 to July 2017, before transferring to Spalding Academy for some of his final year of study.

"He will be sadly missed and our thoughts are with his family at this time."

The collision happened in Northgate in Pinchbeck just after 8pm on Friday and involved a black Vauxhall Astra.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicle being driven to contact them on 101, quoting incident 422 of January 24.

They are also appealing for any dashcam footage of the location.

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