FLORAL tributes for a teenager hit by a car in the early hours of New Year’s Day are still being laid at the scene of the tragedy two weeks on.
Michael Ian Gallagher, 17, was involved in a collision with a white Volkswagen Polo on Mold Road in Gwersyllt at about 12.40am on January 1.
He was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital but died later that day.
Ian, of Llys Tudor, Denbigh, was a former pupil of Denbigh High School and well known in Caerwys, where his grandparents live.
For six months before his death he had been a student at the Motivational Preparation College for Training (MPCT) in Wrexham, had started his application to join the army and was well on his way to achieving his ambition of becoming a soldier.
He is survived by parents Alan and Andrea, his brother Phillip and sister Beth.
More than 400 people have now joined a group on Facebook set up in his honour.
Amanda Giblin-Creighton wrote: “Words cannot describe fully how much sadness we are all feeling.
“Ian, you are so well missed and you will be remembered for years to come.”
Emma Marie Shepard wrote: “Not seeing your face for over two weeks is weird.
“We all miss you kid, taken too young. One in a million, amazing soldier.”
Lianne Jones wrote: “RIP Ian, sleep tight.”
Following his death friends set off fireworks and Chinese lanterns at Cae Howell playing fields in Denbigh.
Coroner for North Wales East and Central John Gittins has opened and adjourned an inquest into his death for a date to be set.
- Anyone with information about the collision is urged to call North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.