North East Wales

Buckley crash: Woman bailed after motorcyclist Tony Whitehouse dies

Tony Whitehouse
Image caption Mr Whitehouse 'worshipped' his two children, his family said

A 23-year-old Flintshire woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a crash which killed a father-of-two.

Motorcyclist Tony Whitehouse, 51, died at the Countess of Chester Hospital after incident at 16:52 BST on Monday in Buckley, said North Wales Police.

His pillion rider was also seriously injured and was said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

The woman was bailed until June pending further inquiries, said police.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision at the junction of Linthorpe Road and Knowle Lane, Buckley.

The crash involved a blue Suzuki motorcycle and a black Hyundai motor car.

Mr Whitehouse's family paid tribute to him as "the light of our lives, one in a million who was full of life and soul".

In a statement, issued via the police family liaison officer, the family said he "worshipped" his two children aged 14 and 11.

"He will be missed greatly by his family and will be a great loss to many of his friends near and far away," the statement said.

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses to contact PC Aled Jackson of the Roads Policing Unit at Deeside on 101, or to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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