Local News & Archive — July 27, 2016 at 12:08 am — Updated: July 27, 2016 at 12:08 am

Rhyl crash: inquest into ‘devoted’ mother’s death opens

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North Wales Police

An inquest has opened into the death of a St Asaph woman after a two-car crash in Rhyl earlier this month.

The family of Cecilia Alexandra McKinnon-Groves, known as Alex, described her as a ”much devoted mother” to two children. Originally from Sweden, she had moved to North Wales in 1997 after meeting her husband while on a college placement in Wrexham.

The 42 year-old – a family support manager for Hafan Cymru – was walking along Russell Road on Thursday 14th July, when she was caught up in the crash involving a silver Toyota GT and a silver Volkswagen Polo at around 5pm.

She was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan and later transferred to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, but later died from her injuries.

In a statement released on Monday, Mrs Groves’ family said: ”Alex was a very hard working, caring, and peaceful person, who loved above all else her family life, and always looked forward to spending quality time with her children. It goes without saying that her family are devastated by her sudden loss, and she will be truly missed by all.”

The inquest in Ruthin heard a Home Office pathologist had found Mrs Groves died from crush injuries to the chest – coroner John Gittins said because a police investigation was continuing, the full inquest would be adjourned until a later date.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit in St Asaph are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

 

Source: Daily Post

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