A MAN who died following a road traffic collision on the A55 near Northop over the weekend has been named.

Michael Barnicle, 44, from Penrhyn Bay, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene following the collision which occurred in the early hours of Saturday (September 19) while a Vauxhall Grandland X vehicle was being recovered from the A55.

Paying tribute, his family said: “Michael was the most incredible father, partner, son, brother and uncle - as a family we can’t express how much we love him and how missed he will be.

“He was such a loving, caring and selfless person who put everyone before himself. He wasn’t into grand gestures and lived a simple life and the last two years of his life in Wales have been his happiest.

“He was devoted to his two girls and was a family man through and through. Michael was such a funny, loving and warm person, which is so hard to find these days. We will all miss our cups of tea and long chats with Michael. He lit up all of our lives. As a family we are all devastated beyond on belief.”

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision which happened just before 1am on Saturday on the westbound carriageway of the A55 near to the Northop on-slip.

The collision involved a Vauxhall Astra and occurred whilst a broken down Vauxhall Grandland X was being recovered.

Sergeant Emlyn Hughes of the Roads Policing Unit, who is leading the investigation, is urging for any witnesses to come forward.

He said: “Sadly Mr Barnicle was pronounced dead at the scene and I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family.

“The investigation is underway however we are continuing to appeal to anybody who may have witnessed the incident and who is yet to come forward, or to anybody who has dash cam footage, to contact us immediately.”

Anybody who can assist with the investigation is urged to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 or via the live web chat quoting reference number 20000567417.