A FAMILY has paid tribute to a “fun loving” man who was killed in a horror crash near a country park on the Flintshire and Denbighshire border.
The man, named by police as Gerald George Jacob, died in the road traffic collision at Loggerheads, near Mold, on Sunday.
Mr Jacobs, 66, from Llanferres, near Mold, retired in December, 2016 and had plans to continue his life travelling with his partner Maria.
A tribute provided by a family member said: “Gerry, as we all knew him, loved life and lived it to the full.
“To all those who were close to him he was a very special, popular, fun loving and outgoing gentleman.”
Mr Jacobs is survived by his son Peter, daughter Sarah and two sisters Karen and Moira, to whom he was very close.
Police were called shortly before noon on Sunday to reports that a grey BMW car had been found in a hedge on Ruthin Road in Loggerheads.
Flowers have since been placed at the scene of the incident.
North Wales Police said it is believed that Mr Jacob had lain undiscovered for more than 16 hours following the crash.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident, which is believed to have happened at about 7.30pm on Saturday, March 4.
Sgt Nicola Collins, from the roads policing unit, said previously: “We are appealing to anybody who may have seen the grey-coloured BMW travelling on the A494 from the direction of Llanferres towards Mold prior to the collision to contact us.”
The road was closed for several hours on Sunday while police officers carried out an investigation.
Anybody with information is asked to call the roads policing unit on 101 or contact officers via the live web chat quoting reference number V031092.