DENBIGH TOWN Football Club has paid tribute to one of its ‘popular’ former players who died following a crash on the A55.

17-year-old Ethan Ross sustained serious injuries following the crash on the A55 near St Asaph at around 10pm on Saturday, September 12.

North Wales Police received a report of a collision on the eastbound carriageway near junction 26 for the St Asaph Business Park involving a scooter and a Vauxhall Astra.

Police later confirmed Ethan had died on Monday, September 14, despite having been airlifted to Stoke Hospital.

Ethan, who was from St Asaph, was part of the Development squad at Denbigh Town, having signed for them last season when he was 16. He was also previously a part of Henllan Juniors.

A spokesperson for Denbigh Town FC said: “We were all shocked to hear the news of the teenager from the Vale of Clwyd who passed away all too soon.

“Devastatingly he lost his fight for life. He was a popular lad and part of a fantastic group at the club. Our thoughts are very much with Ethan’s family, and all his friends at this awful time.”

North Wales Police are still appealing for information following the crash.

Sergeant Raymond Williams of the Roads Policing Unit said: “Firstly our thoughts and sympathies are with Ethan’s family and friends at this difficult time. They will now be supported throughout the investigation by a specially-trained Family Liaison Officer.

“We are particularly keen on speaking to anybody who overtook the scooter on the eastbound carriageway of the A55 between junction 25 by Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and junction 26 for the St Asaph Business Park. We are also keen to hear from anybody who has dashcam footage that may have captured the incident.”

Anybody with information that could assist with the investigation is asked to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident number Y134933.