Police make renewed appeal three years after tragic Bronington crash

Reporter:

Barrie White

North Wales Police have renewed their appeal for the driver of a car that may have information regarding a tragic car accident three years ago to come forward.

Friends Phillip Madden, 19, and Shane Vickers, 22, died on October 30, 2014, after Mr Madden’s silver Vauxhall Corsa collided with a tree on the A495 near Bronington.

The driver of the vehicle that was travelling behind the Corsa has never come forward and officers are urging for him or her to make contact.

PC Jo Roberts, from North Wales Police Roads Policing Unit, believes the driver, who was seen on CCTV at the inquest driving directly behind Mr Madden, will hold key information.

“On the third anniversary of this tragic collision we are renewing our appeal to try and trace the driver,” she said.

“The driver or occupants of this vehicle may have key information that could assist us, which would be of great comfort to the families of both Mr Madden and Mr Vickers.

Phillip Madden, left, and Shane Vickers

“If you are the driver of this vehicle or have information with regards to who the driver was, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Christine Smith, Shane’s mother, said: “Three years may have past but the pain of losing our son, Shane is still with us and always will be.

“The pain we have had to live with is not knowing all the events that led up to the collision, where our son Shane and his friend Phillip Madden tragically lost their lives on the night of the October 30, 2014.

“There is evidence that there was another vehicle following closely behind just minutes before the crash, this vehicle may or may not have been involved.

“Both families need to have closure. If anyone has any information, no matter how small or insignificant they think it is, please contact North Wales Police.”

At the 2016 inquest, Coroner John Gittins said: “I come back to the other car in question, the reality of this is that there was another person in that area at that time, at least one other person.

“As a Coroner (and) as a father I am utterly appalled that no one has come forward to provide evidence to North Wales Police to give an indication as to what may have happened at that time.

“How anyone can live with their conscience of knowing they were there at that time and not be prepared to have the courage to provide you as members of the family of Mr Madden and Mr Vickers with an explanation is quite frankly beyond me.

“Again I make one final appeal that if anyone knows what happened, if anyone was the driver of that vehicle or is familiar with information deriving from that other vehicle which as I say was undoubtedly at the scene at the time I would urge them to come forward and provide you with something of closure in relation to this matter.”

Anybody who may have information regarding the driver is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number RC14171477.

Alternatively you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Email:

barrie.white@nwn.co.uk

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