THE family of a man from Meliden who died following a crash on the A483 last week have paid tribute to him.

Peter Footitt died aged 61 following the crash, which was shortly before 1.20am on Friday (January 19).

His devastated family have since celebrated the life of a “loving dad” who will “never ever be forgotten”.


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A family statement read: “He was such a loving dad to Emma, Sara and Rosie, a son, brother, uncle, amazing ‘pops’ and friend who will be sorely missed by us all.

“Dad will never ever be forgotten, and we will make sure we keep his memory alive.

“The family would like to thank everyone for all their kind words and support at this difficult time.”

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the crash, which happened on the southbound carriageway of the A483 between junctions four and three, involving a blue Ford Transit Connect car, and a heavy goods vehicle which was parked in a layby.

The emergency services attended, but Mr Footitt was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sergeant Alun Jones of North Wales Police’s Roads Crime Unit said: “Our thoughts very much remain with Mr Footitt’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“We continue to appeal to anybody who may have been travelling along the A483 in the vicinity of Wrexham and who may have dash cam footage to contact us.”

Anybody with information that could assist with the ongoing investigation is urged to contact police via its website or by calling 101, quoting reference number 24000086732.