THE driver of flatbed recovery vehicle who died following a collision on the A548 at Tan Lan near Holywell yesterday has been named as Shaun Buckley from the Prestatyn area.

In a tribute to Shaun his family said; “We as a family are truly devastated by the loss of Shaun. He was a much loved son, partner, dad, brother and friend. Words cannot describe the loss we feel. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all the emergency services who fought so hard to save him. He will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved him.

We ask that we are left in peace as a family to support each other.”

The incident took place in Tan-Lan, near Holywell yesterday.

Sergeant Leigh Evans of the Roads Policing Unit, North Wales Police said; “At approximately 10.05 am this morning, North Wales Police and other emergency services responded to the scene of a road traffic collision involving a Nissan Qashqai, towing a caravan and a flatbed recovery vehicle.

"Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the 41 year old driver of the flatbed vehicle, who was local to the area, tragically died.

"An investigation is underway and I’d like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision or events leading up to it."

If you have any information, please contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference X094382. Alternatively, contact the control room direct via the live web chat.