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WALES: Man who died in crash is named.

Byline: By STEVE BAGNALL

A MAN who died in a car crash was yesterday named as 56-year-old Nigel Rawlins.

Mr Rawlins, from Llay, Wrexham, was driving a blue Corsa on the A541 near Rhydymwyn, Flintshire, when the smash happened.

Police said the vehicle left the road and crashed shortly before 2.15pm on Sunday.

Firefighters used cutting equipment to free Mr Rawlins from the car wreckage.

He was airlifted to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan, with serious injuries by the Wales Air Ambulance helicopter but later died.

A North Wales Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "We sent two appliances from Mold and Buckley.

"Hydraulic fire cutting equipment was used to free the man who was trapped and we stayed on to make sure the car was electrically safe."

Another woman in the Corsa, who was not named, was also taken to Glan Clwyd hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.

There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.

The family were to upset to speak about the tragedy yesterday.

An investigation is underway by police to find out why the car crashed.

YESTERDAY police appealed for witnesses to call the eastern traffic division on 0845 6071001 (Welsh language line) or 0845 6071002 (English language line).

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
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Date:Mar 10, 2009
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