THE partner of a man who was speeding pleaded with him to slow down shortly before he and his daughter were killed in a crash, an inquest heard.

Passengers injured in the fatal collision told police that driver Daniel Roberts had been drinking before getting behind the wheel.

At an inquest in Ruthin CCTV footage of the crash, which occurred on the A548 in Bagillt, Flintshire, in the early hours of April 22, 2022, was shown.

Tyre fitter Daniel Roberts, 34, and his daughter Lacie Jade Roberts, 13, were killed and the three other passengers were seriously injured.

In a statement read by John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, from Jennifer Vale, Mr Roberts’ partner, she said they had been to two houses of family members the previous evening and left at about 2am.

The inquest heard that the BMW they got into belonged to Mr Roberts’ brother. He had asked Mr Roberts to repair it but he did not have permission to drive it.

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Ms Vale said her partner did not seem drunk but drove at very high speed along A548, which she estimated to be about 100mph in places.

She told him: “That’s enough now”, but he continued.

Two of Lacie’s friends, who were sitting with her in the rear, told police that he had been “necking it” at the relative’s house.

One 14-year-old, who was not named, said that Mr Roberts, who was known as “Danny”,  always liked driving fast.

Another teenager said she closed her eyes  and told him “Slow down please, you’re scaring me”.

On a slight right-hand curve in the road Mr Roberts, of Northop Road, Flint, lost control of the car and on the CCTV footage was seen to career sideways through a wire fence, across a car-park and into the wall of the Lyons Den Fitness Centre.

Having suffered major head injuries, he was certified dead at the scene and a post-mortem examination revealed that he had 104 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, the legal limit being 80, and had cocaine in his system which was over the drug-drive limit.

Lacie Jade, who had been sitting in the middle of the back seat and wearing a seatbelt, died shortly after arriving at Glan Clwyd Hospital. Her inquest will be held on July 24.

Collision investigators found no mechanical defects on the vehicle and road conditions were good.

The coroner recorded a conclusion of a road traffic collision.