'Devoted' dad who died in crash was a 'real character whose smile lit up every room'

Paul Williams sadly died in a single-vehicle crash in Bronwylfa, Wrexham
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A "devoted" dad-of-two who died in a crash was a "real character whose smile lit up every room", his devastated family said. Paul Williams, 43, from Penycae in Wrexham, died in a single-vehicle crash in Bronwylfa on Saturday, June 22.

In a statement issued via North Wales Police, his family said they were "completely devastated" by his death. They said: "Paul was a real character, full of life, fun, loving, very popular and his smile would light up any room.

"He was a devoted daddy of Macey, 10, and Ezme, 4. They loved spending time together, having fun, going on trips and adventures."

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"He was a loving son of Liz and (the late) Phillip Vaughan Williams, little brother of Lee, loved brother-in-law of Joanne and 'Naughty Uncle Paul' of Evan, Huw and Cadi. He enjoyed tinkering with motorbikes, cars and Volkswagen campervans at his friends’ garage, he loved going on holiday, eating out and socialising.

"He was great company, had lots of friends who loved him and will miss him dearly. Paul was taken from us so tragically. No words can describe the pain of losing him.

"We are completely devastated and heartbroken by his sudden loss. He will be truly missed by all of us. May you now rest in peace. Nos da cariad, love you always, from all of your loving family.”

Emergency services were called to the single-vehicle crash, involving a silver Audi S3, in the Bronwylfa area, between Rhos and Coedpoeth, at around 7.30am on Saturday, June 22. Paul was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Donna Vernon said: “Our deepest condolences remain with Paul’s family and friends at this incredibly sad and difficult time. We are continuing to appeal for any information regarding this collision.

“Anyone who was in the Bronwylfa area in the early hours of the morning on Saturday June 22nd and witnessed the collision, or the events leading up to it, or anyone who might have dashcam footage, is asked to contact us as soon as possible. You can contact us via our website, or by calling 101, quoting reference number 24000550049.”

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