Appeals continue for witnesses following 3 deaths in Denbigh collision

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Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after three people died following a two-vehicle collision near Denbigh last night.

Emergency services were called to reports of a two-vehicle collision on Graig Road between Denbigh and Trefnant just before 7:30pm involving a Vauxhall Corsa and a Vauxhall Antara.

Formal identification has now taken place and officers can confirm that the three who died have been named.

18-year-old John Michael Jones and 17-year-old Leon Rice were both from Ruthin and 17-year-old Colin Hornsby was from Droylsden, Greater Manchester.

All three were travelling in the Vauxhall Corsa.

A 16-year-old boy who was a passenger in the Corsa was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and has since been transferred to hospital in Aintree, Liverpool with serious injuries.

A 19-year-old man who was also in the Corsa remains at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan with serious injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Vauxhall Antara both remain at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. The 66-year-old male driver has sustained minor injuries and the 68-year-old female passenger has sustained serious injuries.

Sergeant Leigh Evans of the Roads Policing Unit said: “A thorough investigation into last night’s tragedy is ongoing in order that we can fully understand what happened.

“Our thoughts remain with the three families during this incredibly difficult time. All are being supported by specially-trained Family Liaison Officers.“We have spoken to a number of people who present during the incident but we continue to appeal to anyone who we haven’t yet spoken with to get in touch.”

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