A TEENAGER from St Asaph who died following a collision between an electric scooter and car on the A55 suffered a "devastating brain injury", an inquest heard.

Ethan Joseph Ross, 17, of Lower Denbigh Road in St Asaph died on Monday, September 14 following the collision which occurred two days earlier.

An inquest into his death was opened by John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, at a hearing in Ruthin on Monday.

The inquest heard that at 10pm on September 12, Mr Ross was struck whilst riding a "moped" on the A55 eastbound near Junction 26 (St Asaph) by a car travelling approximately 70mph.

He was airlifted to the major trauma unit of the Royal Stoke Hospital, but had suffered what the inquest was told was a "devastating brain injury that was not survivable" - with his life-support machine being switched off on September 14.

A North Wales Police investigation into the incident is underway, and Mr Gittins says a full inquest into Mr Ross' death will be deferred until the police investigation has concluded.

Sergeant Raymond Williams of the Roads Policing Unit, said: "We are particularly keen on speaking to anybody who overtook the scooter on the eastbound carriageway of the A55 between Junction 25 by Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and Junction 26 for the St Asaph Business Park.

"We are also keen to hear from anybody who has dashcam footage that may have captured the incident.”

Anybody with information that could assist with the investigation is asked to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit in St Asaph on 101 or via the live web chat by quoting incident number Y134933.