Second fatal crash on Sealand Road

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A MAN died after the car he was driving ploughed into a tree just yards from the spot where a teenager was killed in a crash less than a week ago.

Police were called to Sealand Road at about 3.45am yesterday after being alerted by the ambulance service.

A red MG ZR car had hit a tree near the Elms Hotel and the driver, Carl Liam Sutton, 26, of Connah’s Quay, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His car was travelling from Chester towards Deeside and police are appealing for anyone who may have seen it prior to the crash to contact officers.

The tragedy is the second to occur on the same stretch of road in just six days.
Danny Evans, 18, of Connah’s Quay died last Monday when the car he was travelling in overturned near Yew Tree Farm, about 100 yards from the Elms Hotel.

The youngster was pronounced dead at the scene and the three other young men in the car were all taken to hospital.

Sealand councillor Christine Jones told the Leader that she will be demanding action from highways officers today in a bid to make the road safer.

She said: “It is beyond belief. I haven’t got over last week’s crash yet and another tragedy has happened already.

“That road is a death trap and I have been asking for months for something to be done about it.

“I will be speaking to highways officers to see if we can get a highway light installed, because it is a very dark stretch of road.

“I’m devastated that two people have lost their lives in such a short time. Every day I’m waking up thinking I’m going to get another phone call.”

Queensferry councillor David Wisinger, who lives next to the scene of yesterday’s crash, said: “The crash happened right next to my house, but I didn’t know anything about it until the following morning.

“It’s such a shock. We have been concerned about this road for a long time and we need to know why this is happening.”

Anyone with information about the crash should call North Wales Police on 0845 607 1002.

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