Investigations continue into fatal crash on A55

Daren Phillip Longden Image copyright North Wales Police
Image caption Daren Longden was travelling to a building job when the crash happened

Tributes have been paid to a 37-year-old man who died in a crash that closed the main route through north Wales.

Daren Phillip Longden, from Leeds, was involved in the incident involving two lorries and a transit van on the A55 on Tuesday morning.

The westbound carriage of the expressway was closed between Abergele and St Asaph until after 17:00 GMT.

Police say Mr Longden had been travelling to work for a building firm when the accident happened.

His family described him as a "proud loving father to Daniel" and husband to Lois.

He grew up in the Horsforth area of Leeds, and was a passionate coarse fishing angler.

North Wales Police said Mr Longden's wife was being supported by friends and family.

An investigation into the collision is continuing.

It was one of two pile-ups on the A55 on Tuesday, with the entire length between Rhuallt in Denbighshire and Abergele in Conwy, effectively closed to traffic westbound for several hours.

Image copyright Astrid Ensslin

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