A MAN from Brymbo has been killed and 36 people injured following a collision between a coach, a pedestrian and a lorry on the Wrexham bypass.
The crash happened on the A483 between the Mold Road roundabout and the Gresford turn-off in the early hours of Monday morning.
Police have confirmed that the pedestrian who was killed, 20-year-old Simon Vernon, a father of one, appeared in front of the coach on the inside lane of the dual carriageway as it was travelling north.
The coach driver took evasive action but couldn't prevent hitting Mr Vernon, who died instantly.
Travelling behind, the HGV lorry crashed into the back of the coach before hitting the central reservation and coming to a halt.
The force of the impact caused the coach to flip over, crushing its roof and scattering debris across both carriage-ways.
Fire fighters had to cut five people out of the wrecked coach and the emergency services took the injured to hospital; 21 casualties were taken to the Wrexham Maelor and a further 15 were treated at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
As the Mail went to press, two passengers remained in a serious condition at the Countess of Chester, while one casualty, who is described as comfortable, is still in the Wrexham Maelor.
The drivers of both the coach and the lorry escaped with minor injuries.
Chief Inspector Lyn Adams said: 'It was a miracle that nobody was killed in the coach. Undoubtedly, the fact that they were wearing seatbelts has saved their lives.'