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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Police seek witnesses to serious collision near Chirk

West Mercia Police are seeking witnesses to a serious collision on the A5 near Chirk on Friday evening.

The say that around 7pm on Friday December 2  their officers received reports of a multi-vehicle collision near the Gledrid roundabout.

They add: "A black Nissan Qashqai collided head on with a white Nissan Juke on the bridge over the Ceiriog river. The Nissan Qashqai was travelling southbound on the A5, heading in the direction of Oswestry.

"The driver of the Nissan Juke, a 49-year-old man, sadly died at the scene. The driver of the Qashqai was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital with serious injuries.

"A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder."

Detective Chief Inspector John Weaver said: “We’d like to hear from anyone who saw the incident or witnessed anything of concern on the A5 shortly before 7pm on Friday.”

“If you have any information, or dash cam footage, that could help please email quoting reference 554 of 2 December.”

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