A teenage moped rider has died after an accident near Mold.
North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following a two-vehicle road traffic collision on Nercwys Road at 11.50am yesterday.
Emergency services, including a Wales Air Ambulance, attended the scene which involved a moped and a Fiat 500 car.
The male rider of the moped was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been named locally as 18-year-old Luke Edwards, believed to be from Treuddyn and a pupil until 2015 at Argoed High School at Bryn-y-Baal, near Mold.
The road was closed at about noon and reopened shortly after 4pm.
Sgt Emlyn Hughes from North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit said: “We are appealing for witnesses to the collision which occurred in the Tower Lodge area of Nercwys Road.
“The moped was travelling from the direction of Nercwys towards Mold and the Fiat was travelling in the opposite direction.
“Anybody who may have seen either vehicle prior to the collision is also asked to contact us immediately.”
A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called at approximately 11.50am to reports of a road traffic accident involving a motorcycle on Nercwys Road in Mold.
“We sent a paramedic in a rapid response car, two emergency ambulances and two Wales Air Ambulances to the scene.”
Luke is the son of Bek Edwards, and has a brother Lewis and sister Frankie.
Many tributes to Luke were posted on Facebook last night.
Brydie Knight said: “Luke I can’t believe you’ve gone – you were my little brother.
“I love you to pieces. I can’t come to terms with it
“I just wish it was all wrong and you were in bed fast asleep and would wake up and laugh that everyone thought you had gone.
“I’m lucky that the last time I saw you, you were giving me loads of cuddles and telling me how thankful you are to have me. I’m going to miss you so much. I just want to come and give you a big cuddle.
“You helped me out so much and got my head back on track all the times it fell off, and you’d always tell me if you needed help and i’ll sort anything out for you.
“I remember sitting in class and we’d share headphones and you’ll always put songs on that ‘reminded you of me’! I just can’t believe that’s gone.
“I’d do anything to be back in school and you annoying me in science and everything. I can’t believe you’re gone. I’m going to miss you with all my heart.
“I’m gutted that you didn’t get to meet Frank. He would of loved you as much as I did. I hope you’re okay up there, I really do. You made a pic for my 17th. And I love it. I will see you again one day, I promise.
“ I love you luke more than you’ll ever know. Sweet dreams my little brother until I see you again.”
Amy Edwards said: “Can’t believe I’m writing this. Rest in peace Luke Edwards.
“You were such a lovely lad with your whole life ahead of you. You were so caring and funny.
“The conversations we had and the memories we shared back in Treuddyn will be with me.
“Eight years of friendship and not one argument. Never take anything for granted.”
Sam Thomas said: “RIP Luke Edwards what a lad you were. Credit to your family and friends. Sleep well mate.”
l Any witnesses are urged to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting reference V036280.
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