A MAN from Wrexham who died following a crash in Wrexham last month has been identified.

Ian Roberts, of Bryn Offa, died aged 63 on November 25 at 10.50pm, after an incident on Heritage Way.

The inquest into Mr Roberts’ death opened at County Hall, Ruthin today (December 4).

During the opening, it was heard that Mr Roberts, a heavy goods vehicle driver born in Wrexham, was first seen on Heritage Way at about 10.15pm that evening.

Subsequent to initial sightings, a witness described seeing Mr Roberts lying in the road, and being unable to avoid contact with him (it is assumed that this witness was driving a motor vehicle at the time).

Emergency services attended, and Mr Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene.

Home Office forensic pathologist Dr Brian Rodgers undertook Mr Roberts’ post-mortem examination, recording a provisional cause of death of severe crush injuries to the chest and abdomen.

Histology and toxicology test results for Mr Roberts will also become available in due course.

John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, adjourned the inquest, adding that it “may well be quite some time before we’re able to resume Mr Roberts’ inquest”.