Man killed in collision on A16 in Peterborough named as William Whitney

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Will Whitney was the groundsman at Peterborough United. Photo by Peterborough United

Peterborough United's groundsman William Whitney has been confirmed as the young man killed in the collision with a lorry on Wednesday, February 12. 

The football club shared the news of Will's death on their website, writing: "We are planning to pay tribute to Will, who was not only a friend and colleague but also a supporter of the football club as well as an employee of Idverde, the company in charge of the upkeep of the pitch at the Weston Homes Stadium and the Mick George Training Academy, at our next home fixture against Portsmouth on Saturday March 7."

A club spokesman said: "Everyone connected with the football club were shocked to learn of Will's death. We are in constant contact with the family at this incredibly difficult time and are offering support to colleagues affected by his tragic death."