Mother, 34, and her three-year-old son die in horror crash after their car broke down in live lane of dual carriageway and was hit by a lorry

A young mother and her three-year-old son who were killed after a being hit by a lorry when their car broke down on a dual carriage have been pictured for the first time.

Nicola Courtney, 34 and Lucas Page, three, died on the A180 near Immingham, Lincolnshire, when the truck ploughed into their stationary blue Ford Focus on Friday night.

Humberside Police said formal identification has yet to take place, but the mother and son, both of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, have been named by their family.

The force also released a heartbreaking photo of a smiling Lucas, apparently playing in a tractor and dressed in Spider-Man wellies and a woolly hat.

A police spokesman said: ‘Their families continue to be supported by specialist trained officers and partnering agencies and have asked for their privacy to be respected at this incredibly difficult time.’

The horror crash happened at about 9.06pm on Friday, the force said.

A white articulated lorry, travelling westbound along the A180 between Stallingborough and Brocklesby, collided with the stationary Focus.

Police said the car is thought to have broken down in a live lane.

The A180 is primarily dual-carriageway with no hard shoulders.

The force said it has voluntarily referred itself to the police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in relation to the collision.

A spokesman added: ‘The full circumstances of the collision will be established during this complex investigation, and we would ask for people not to speculate about the circumstances of the crash.

‘We are continuing to appeal for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to us to get in touch.’

Police appealed for motorists with dash-cam footage showing the vehicles prior to the crash to get in touch.

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