A POPULAR dance teacher died from head injuries caused by a road traffic accident, an inquest has found.

James Joseph Agar-Leigh, fondly known as 'JJ', died due to a collision in his silver vectra while travelling along the A55 at Northop, Flintshire on December 1 last year. He was 36.

An inquest in Ruthin conducted by John Gittins, coroner for North East Wales and Central, was told that Mr Agar-Leigh, of Bryn Tyrion Avenue, Rhyl, had been travelling back from a Christmas shopping trip to Manchester.

Evidence submitted by witnesses reported how shortly after 7pm that evening they saw his car, which was travelling within the speed limit, swerve to the left hard-shoulder, then back, before it began to swerve from side to side.

The vehicle collided with roadside furniture, went up a verge and flipped over 360 degrees, landing in a field on its four wheels. Mr Agar-Leigh was the only occupant in the Vectra.

The airbags had been deployed and Mr Agar-Leigh had been wearing a seatbelt.

A post-mortem confirmed there was no presence of drugs or alcohol in Mr Agar-Leigh's system, and that he had suffered head injuries including a fractured skull, which caused his death.

He had no underlying medical conditions.

Emma Dainty, a forensic collision investigator for North Wales Police produced an in-depth report on the incident, which was submitted to the inquest, but could not establish an explanation for what had happened.

There were no mechanical defects to the vehicle which would have caused the collision or prevented the driver from taking evasive action, or any reason which would have contributed to a loss of control of the vehicle.

There was no debris in the road, the conditions were good, and emergency breaking would not have caused a loss of control.

After reading Ms Dainty's evidence, Mr Gittins said: "The cause of the incident cannot be explained."

A statement from Mr Agar-Leigh's husband Christopher was also read to the inquest, which paid tribute to his life.

Mr Agar-Leigh had attended Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan, before going on to the Hammond School in Cheshire, excelling at performance and dance which led to him winning a scholarship to a dance college in Essex.

He went on to win world competitions and the national Eisteddfod.

Mr Agar-Leigh also worked abroad and with some of the biggest names in the industry including Lionel Richie, George Michael, Cher and Kylie Minogue, before returning to Rhyl to establish the Body Rock Dance Academy with his sister Tara.

In the statement to the inquest, his husband Christopher said: "He was very happy, very family orientated and adored us all.

"He was very much loved more than anything by myself and his family."

The coroner recorded a conclusion that Mr Agar-Leigh's death was caused by head injuries as a result of a road traffic accident.

Mr Gittins offered his condolences to the family, saying he was sorry that he was unable to provide a reason for Mr Agar-Leigh's death, adding: "There is no evidence which can explain why this happened."