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Families talk of A1 crash couple
Mark Crompton and Jodie Brown
The couple's families said they were inseparable
The families of a Lincolnshire couple who died when their car was in collision with another car on the A1 say their deaths have been devastating.

Mark David Crompton, 20 and 19-year-old Jodie Brown, both from Swinstead, had just got out of their Ford Fiesta when it was in collision with a Jaguar XJ8.

Police said the couple's car had aquaplaned onto the central reservation on Saturday evening before the crash.

Ms Brown's brother, Nick, who was also in the car, remains in hospital.

Mr Crompton was pronounced dead at the scene and Ms Brown, who was taken to Grantham Hospital, died a short time later.

'Hole in lives'

Ms Brown's mother Ethel Brown said the couple were inseparable. "Jodie and Mark thought the world of each other. We can't believe they have gone - we haven't just lost a daughter but a son too.

"The loss of two young lives in such a tragic accident is so unfair. They loved each other so much."

Mr Crompton's family said the loss of Jodie and Mark had left a hole in the lives of both families that would never be filled.

The couple's funeral will be held on 19 May at Swinstead Church.

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