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Family pay tribute to “loving father” who died following a collision on Llan-y-Pwll link road

The family of the man who sadly died following a road traffic collision in Wrexham last weekend have paid tribute to him. 

Sion Leslie Gears was 48-years-old and was from the Rhosrobin area. 

In a statement, his family say: “​A loving father to Ryan, and beloved son to Sandra and Denzil Gears. 

“He was adored by brothers – his twin, Russell and younger brother, Darren.  Sion will be missed by all that met him. 


“​Think of a happy memory and smile when you think of him.  They broke the mould when Sion was born.  Rest in peace. ”

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision which happened near to Wrexham Golf Club on the Llan-y-Pwll link road at approximately 00:45hrs on Sunday 12th January and involved a white Suzuki Swift. 

Sadly Mr Gears was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Sergeant Steve Richards of the Roads Policing Unit said: “​Our thoughts remain with Mr Gears’ family at this difficult time. 

“​The driver of the Suzuki stopped and reported the collision and we are not looking for anybody else in connection with the incident, however we continue to appeal for witnesses, or anybody who may have been travelling in the area and who may have seen a pedestrian. 

“​Equally, anybody who was in or around the area and who may have dash cam footage is urged to contact us. ”

Anybody with information is asked to contact officers at the Eastern Roads Policing Unit on 101 or via the live webchat quoting reference number 20000024744. 



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