TEACHERS, fellow pupils, friends and family gathered to pay their respects to a teenager from St Asaph who died following a crash earlier this month.

Ethan Ross (below), 17, died on September 14, following a collision between two vehicles, which had occurred two days earlier.

Denbighshire Free Press:

Mr Ross was airlifted to the major trauma unit of the Royal Stoke Hospital, but had suffered what an inquest was told was a "devastating brain injury that was not survivable".

On Friday, family and friends were joined by teachers and fellow pupils from Mr Ross' school Denbigh High, paid their final respects at his funeral.

A spokesperson for the school said: "Today, we said goodbye to one of our family. Ethan Ross was a kind-hearted, hard-working student and a loyal friend.

"He will always be remembered by his family at Denbigh High. All our love and support goes out to all of Ethan's family and friends - our school will always remain your school. Rest in peace."

Following his death, a statement released by Mr Ross' family said they were 'all devastated' and that their 'hearts ached so very much'

They described Mr Ross as a 'beautiful, selfless, kind, caring, determined, quiet and gifted Chelsea FC loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin, nephew, boyfriend and friend.'

A Chelsea Football Club flag (below) was flown at his funeral to showcase his love for the club and for the game itself.

Denbighshire Free Press:

Among others to pay their respects to Mr Ross were Denbigh Town FC - whose development squad he had been a part of since he was 16 years old. He had also previously been a part of Henllan Juniors Football Club.

North Wales Police are still asking for witnesses to come forward following the crash which involved Mr Ross.

Anybody with vital information that could assist with the investigation is asked to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit in St Asaph on 101 or via the live web chat by quoting incident number Y134933.