Family pay tribute to man killed in horror crash


Owen Evans

A FAMILY have paid tribute to a "loving, affectionate and caring" dad-of-three killed in a horror crash.

Steven Hill, from Widnes, was one of two motorcyclists killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Sunday on the A5104 between Penyffordd and Pontblyddyn.

The accident involved seven vehicles - a Vauxhall Meriva and six motorcycles, three travelling in the direction of Pontblyddyn and three in the direction of Penyffordd.

The second man killed in the collision was named as Nigel Davies, 48, from Penyffordd.

In a statement, Mr Hill's family said: "Steve was an outstanding HGV driver, instructor and assessor who accompanied his father Jimmy on trips from the age of six and used  to say  'I had the best teacher, my Dad.'

"He was a loving, affectionate and caring son to Barbara.

"Steve was also a fanatical Liverpool supporter and a keen motorcyclist.

"He made friends everywhere he went and was always the life and soul of any gathering with his witty sense of humour and larger than life personality.

"He was a gentle giant who will be sorely missed by many."

Mr Hill had three children, Kirsty, Jonathan and Lauren.

The statement added: "He was  the proud owner of Django the white German Shepherd who Steve often went on walks with.

"He was partner to Diane and they shared a love of music and went to many gigs.

"He was a brother to Julie, Peter and Jamie and loving son and best friend of  Jimmy and Barbara."

Following the collision another motorcyclist was taken by air ambulance to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in a serious condition.

A further two casualties were taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital in ambulances and another two to the Countess of Chester Hospital.

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