A family have paid tribute to a “fun loving” man who was killed in a horror crash near a country park on the Flintshire and Denbighshire border.
The man, now named by police as Gerald George Jacob, died following a road traffic collision at Loggerheads, near Mold on Sunday.
Gerry, 66, from Llanferres outside Mold, retired in December 2016 and had plans to continue his life travelling with his partner Maria.
A tribute provided by a family member said: “Gerry, as we all knew him, loved life and lived it to the full.
“He was to all those who were close to him a very special, popular, fun loving and outgoing gentleman.”
Gerry is survived by his son Peter, daughter Sarah and two sisters Karen and Moira, to whom he was very close.
Police were called shortly before midday on Sunday, March 5, when police received a report that a grey BMW car had been found in a hedge on Ruthin Road in Loggerheads.
Flowers have also been placed near where Mr Jacob died following the crash on Saturday evening on the Ruthin Road in Loggerheads.
North Wales Police said it is believed that Mr Jacob had not been discovered for more than 16 hours following the crash.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which is believed to have happened at approximately 7.30pm on Saturday, March 4.
Sgt Nicola Collins, from the roads policing unit, said previously: “We are appealing to anybody who may have seen the grey coloured BMW travelling on the A494 from the direction of Llanferres towards Mold prior to the collision to contact us.”
The road was closed for several hours on Sunday while police officers carried out investigation work.
Anybody with information is asked to call the roads policing unit on 101 or via the live web chat quoting reference number V031092.