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Connah’s Quay parents pay tribute to son who died in A55 crash

Liam Cotgreave

THE parents of a man who died in an accident on the A55 have paid tribute to their ‘loving son’.

Pedestrian Liam Thomas Cotgreave, 34, died after a collision with a black BMW on the North Wales-bound carriageway near Vicars Cross in Chester shortly after 5.30am on January 14.

The driver of the BMW car, a 45-year-old man from Chester, was uninjured but left shocked.

Originally from Connah’s Quay, Liam, a former pupil of Ysgol Maes Garmon in Mold, was visiting his family when the incident happened.

Parents Audrey and Thomas, of College View in Connah’s Quay, said on Friday (January 21) that they will never come to terms with the loss.

In a statement they said: “Liam was such a remarkable person, a friend to everybody.

“He loved his football, playing for local teams every Saturday and Sunday. We spent many happy hours watching him play.

“Liam enjoyed his work and his life and had come back to visit his family for a few days after a busy Christmas and New Year at work.

“His death has been a huge loss to all his family and friends and to be taken away from us at so young an age, we can never come to terms with.

“Liam was a considerate and loving son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle to Caleb and Tarew.”

Liam, who used to play in the Deeside Sunday League for The Tradesmans Arms in Flint, was living in Cleveland, near Middlesbrough, and working at the De Vere Grinkle Park Hotel before he died.

He was a former employee of St David’s Park Hotel in Ewloe.

His funeral will take place on Friday, January 28, at St Mark’s Church, Connah’s Quay at 1pm. All those who knew Liam are welcome to attend.

There will be family flowers only and donations can be made to the NSPCC and Help For Heroes.

Cheshire Police are continuing to appeal for information or witnesses to the incident to call 0845 458 0000.