NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 23rd, 2012.
Sadly we have to update this story with news that a pregnant woman died in this collision. Police are appealing for witnesses and urge anyone with information to call 101.
Update 5pm: The police have released the names of the deceased as Miss Christina Barchetti and the name of her unborn baby is Bella Clarke.
Update Midday Today:
The police have issued the following statement…
“Shortly after 7.00pm last night, Monday 22nd October 2012 emergency services were called to the scene of a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A541 Wrexham to Mold Road close to the end of the dual carriageway adjacent to the Plas Teg Estate. The collision involved a silver BMW series 3 motor vehicle travelling in the direction of Mold and a silver Ford Ka travelling in the opposite direction.
As a result of the collision the driver of the Ford Ka, a local woman in her 30’s received fatal injuries and passed away a short time later at Wrexham hospital. Tragically the woman was pregnant and despite efforts made at the scene her unborn child could not be saved.
The driver of the BMW, who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has since been released on bail whilst the investigation continues.
The officer leading the Investigation Sergeant Jane Thomas of the Roads Policing Unit said “I’d like to hear from anyone who was travelling along the A541 Road in Pontbyddyn yesterday evening and may have witnessed the collision to contact the Police. At this time the lady’s family are being supported by a specialist family liaison officer. As you can imagine they are devastated. This is a tragic incident which will have shaken the local community and I would ask that if you have any information that may assist our investigation that you contact Police immediately.
If you have any information about the collision North Wales Police can be contacted on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote incident N175772.”
Original Story Last Night:
Earlier this evening there was a ‘serious’ car crash on the A541 near Plas Teg.
An eye witness told us “It was just at end of dual carriageway heading towards Mold. I saw around 8 to 10 firemen in the middle of the road and lots of blue lights.”
North Wales Police said “Officers dealing with serious road traffic collision on A541 between Mold & Caergwrle, diversions being arranged. Please allow extra time.”
The road was closed and diversions were put in place.