UPDATE: Police name the two young males confirmed dead after two-car collision on A17 at North Rauceby

Floral tributes to Will Ray (left) and Eddie Shore (right) have been laid near the scene of the crash on the A17 at North Rauceby on Thursday evening.Floral tributes to Will Ray (left) and Eddie Shore (right) have been laid near the scene of the crash on the A17 at North Rauceby on Thursday evening.
Floral tributes to Will Ray (left) and Eddie Shore (right) have been laid near the scene of the crash on the A17 at North Rauceby on Thursday evening.
Tributes have been paid after police named a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man who died after being involved in a two-car collision on the A17 at North Rauceby on Thursday evening.

They have been named as 17-year-old William Ray, known as Will, and 18 year-old Eddie Shore.

Will is said to have been the driver of a black Ford Fiesta which was reported to have been in collision with a grey Audi on Newark Road, North Rauceby at 9.41pm on Thursday, June 20.

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Lincolnshire Police had confirmed “with great sadness” Will’s death on Friday, while Eddie was also confirmed to have died from his injuries on Saturday.

Floral tributes have been laid near the scene of the crash since it happened on Thursday evening.Floral tributes have been laid near the scene of the crash since it happened on Thursday evening.
Floral tributes have been laid near the scene of the crash since it happened on Thursday evening.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Both families have asked for privacy while they deal with their loss.

“Two other boys who were travelling in the same car continue to receive medical care.”

The spokesman added: “Our enquiries into the circumstances of the collision are ongoing, and we would ask that people do not speculate about what happened; such speculation is both very distressing for the families of those who have died and those who were injured, and can harm the investigation.”

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The occupants of the Audi sustained minimal injuries and were taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, according to police.

Police are appealing for witnesses: “If you were in the area shortly before or after the collision, please get in touch. If you have dash cam footage or any information, no matter how small, it could prove crucial.”

Email: [email protected] quoting the incident 495 of June 20.

There has been an outpouring of sympathy on social media and a funding page has raised over £33,000 for the bereaved families. Organiser William Glendinning described them as “two incredible mates”.

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The boys had both been students at Carre’s Grammar School in Sleaford .

Headteacher Nick Law said counselling had been offered to help students deal with their grief.

"Initially it was just absolute shock and then devastation to lose two really popular lads," he said.

"Also it's the families they've left behind as well and there's two other boys affected by this.”

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He described Will as “a selfless individual who enjoyed the success of other people

Will was a good sportsman and talented academic who played rugby, football and was part of the school team in Year7s and 8 for gymnastics winning bronze at the national finals in Stoke on Trent.

He said Will was hardworking, personable, conscientious and sociable and in a lot of different groups.

He was due to study aerospace engineering at Sheffield University after travelling.

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Mr Law added: “Eddie was a very down to earth, self-deprecating, and grounded young man who loved life. Sociable and well connected with many different people both in and out of school

“He was selfless and a total team player. Played in goal for the 1st XI last year purely because we didn’t have a keeper. He wanted the team and school to succeed.”

He was a passionate Liverpool FC supporter and to take up a place at Leeds Beckett University to study Sport and Exercise Science after travelling.