A COMMUNITY is united in grief after a “little angel” was killed in a horror crash on the coast road.
Six-year-old Sadie Anne Jayne McGrady died in a two-car smash on the A548 near Gwespyr, between Mostyn and Prestatyn, on Sunday.
Seven other people were injured in the collision and the road was closed for more than eight hours while an investigation was carried out.
Sadie, who lived in Mostyn with dad John Paul McGrady and mum Kate Barlow, died from her injuries.
The Leader understands Miss Barlow, who was driving the car, and Sadie’s younger sister Megan were among those injured in the crash.
Mostyn councillor Patrick Heesom said: “The whole community will be distraught. Sadie was a little angel and this is completely devastating.
“Sadie was a darling and went to Ysgol Bryn Pennant in the village. She could often be seen playing with her sister and friends.
“This is heartbreaking and my thoughts and prayers are with her parents and the rest of the family.”
Police, paramedics, fire crews and three helicopters attended the crash, which involved a Vauxhall Corsa and a Ford Focus. Firefighters cut the roof off one car and the door off the other.
The crash happened shortly after noon outside the Lobitos garage, between the Station Road junction and Gronant Hill.
Lobitos director Nigel Smyth-Jones was among the first on the scene. He said: “All we heard was a big bang. Everyone dropped everything and we ran over to try to assist. We’re all very shocked. When it happens so close it hits home.”
Julie Davies, assistant headteacher of Ysgol Bryn Pennant, Mostyn and Sadie's class teacher, said: “Sadie was a bright and confident child with her whole life ahead of her.
“She was popular and well-loved by pupils and staff. She would greet visitors with a beautiful smile and a friendly comment and loved lengthy chats with her teachers.
“She was kind, sensitive, thoughtful and wise beyond her years, a real character who was adored by everyone.
“For her to be so cruelly snatched at such a young age is absolutely devastating. We cannot begin to imagine the distress that her poor parents and family are experiencing.
“Our hearts ache for them in their suffering. This has had a tremendous effect on the whole community.
“Rest in peace darling Sadie. You will be sorely missed and forever in our thoughts.”