Dance student dies ten days after crash

By Adele Forrest | 19/02/2018

Dance student dies ten days after crash
Gemma Marshall. Picture courtesy of Becky Lancashire

A DANCE student has died in hospital ten days after being involved in a road accident.

Former Oakwood pupil Gemma Marshall (19), of Rotherham, was a passenger in a blue Peugeot when it was involved in a single-vehicle accident in Lincolnshire on February 3.

Lincolnshire Police said the car had crashed on the A46 Lincoln Road at Welton at around 9.20pm.

A police spokeswoman said: “There were three people in the vehicle at the time of the crash.  

“The driver and one of the passengers, Gemma Marshall, were taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre with serious injuries.  

“One other passenger received minor injuries.”

Police confirmed Gemma, who was in her second year of a dance degree at the University of Lincoln, died in hospital last Tuesday (February 13).  

The spokeswoman said the incident was under investigation.

A University of Lincoln spokeswoman said: “We are very saddened to hear that one of our students has passed away following a road traffic accident and our thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends. 

“Our student wellbeing team is offering support to all students who have been affected by the loss.”

Gemma also trained at the Janet Mitchell School of Dance in Brecks. 

Gemma (left) pictured with friend Becky Lancashire (right) who attended the same dance school and university.


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