A DRIVER died following a collision near Wrexham Industrial Estate.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident yesterday and are appealing for information from members of the public.
A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “At 6.24am officers were alerted to a collision on Cefn Road close to the Five Fords Waste Water Works involving one vehicle, a green coloured Vauxhall Vectra.
“The ambulance service was informed. The driver of the car, who is believed to be a local man aged in his 50s, was taken to the Maelor Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“Police enquiries are under way into the collision. Officers from the roads policing unit are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information to contact PC 450 Aled Jackson by telephoning 101.”
One of the first people on the scene was Cefn Road resident Malcolm Gibson, who heard the collision and went to investigate.
He said: “There were two other men there already and I have to praise their actions.
They were wearing high visibility jackets and went either side of the road to warn traffic there had been an accident.
“I don’t know who they were. The emergency services had been called and were here quickly.”
Police and Wrexham Council highways department organised road closures to divert traffic away from the scene.
The police spokesman added: “Diversions were in place at the junction of Cefn Road/Abenbury Road and Cefn Road/Bridge Road.”
A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 6.26am to reports of a one-vehicle road traffic collision on Cefn Road.
"We sent an emergency ambulance to the scene, and a man in his 50s was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital."