A grieving mother has blamed her ex for killing their 13-year-old daughter in a horror crash as she claimed he had been drinking all day before ploughing his BMW into a gym.
Driver Daniel Roberts and his daughter, Lacie Roberts, were killed when the car smashed into LyonsDen Fitness in Bagillt, Flintshire at around 2.30am on April 22.
Today, Lacie’s mother, Kieley Messham, claimed Mr Roberts had drunk a large amount of alcohol before getting into the car and was drunk while behind the wheel.
‘My daughter’s life has been snatched away, all for a joy ride,’ she said.
Police are investigating the collision and are asking the public to send in any dashcam footage.
Lacie Roberts’ grieving mother, Kieley Messham (left), described her daughter (right) as a ‘little angel’ following the horrific incident at LyonsDen Fitness in Bagillt, Flintshire.
Driver Daniel Roberts died alongside his daughter Lacie in the tragic crash
Ms Messham paid tribute to her daughter after the tragedy, writing: ‘I love her so much, I need her back. I just need her to be OK… life will never be right again.’
She continued: ‘I can’t express in words just how amazing Lacie was, I really can’t.
‘She has always been the biggest wind-up merchant in our home but in the best of ways, Lacie just loved making people laugh.
‘Saying that, she found herself hilarious, too. I’d do anything to hear that laugh again, literally anything.
‘She had so much about her and I wish I could pour it all out but no words will bring her back home to me, and to us.
‘She is loved and forever will be. I never want to not hear her name, and I’ll try and keep memories of Lacie alive – whether that be crying or laughing, she will be remembered.’
A white BMW smashed into LyonsDen Fitness in Bagillt, Flintshire, seriously injuring three other people
Ms Messham (left) said of Lacie (right): ‘I love her so much, I need her back. I just need her to be OK… life will never be right again’
Aunt Louise Messham has set up a fundraising page to help Kieley, of Flint, North Wales, ‘give Lacie the best send off we can’.
She wrote: ‘The crash killed 2 people, they were father and daughter and it also seriously injured 3 others. Our beautiful Lacie Jade Roberts has been cruelly taken from us far too soon.
‘You don’t expect for this to happen to your family but this time it has, we are really struggling to come to terms with it.’
‘We have set up this funding page to help Lacie’s mum cover the cost of a funeral for her beautiful, bubbly baby, with the prettiest green eyes you would ever see.’
Lacie is pictured when she was a little girl
Louise said Lacie’s father’s Daniel’s ‘foolish actions’ had left the family heartbroken.
She wrote: ‘Our family as you could imagine are broken and shocked at the foolish actions of Daniel that morning, the person who was meant to protect her from any harm, not endanger her life and take her away from us.
‘What he has done to us as a family is beyond any pain or hurt we could ever have imagined.’
The fundraising page has already exceeded its target and raised more than £9,000.
North Wales Police said at the time: ‘Officers attended the scene of a single vehicle Road Traffic Collision.
‘The collision occurred near the junction of the A548 with the A5026 at Bagillt, and road closures were put in place.
‘Sadly, two people have died, and another three are currently in hospital in a serious condition.
‘We are appealing for any witnesses or those with dashcam footage that saw a white BMW 330 saloon travelling along the A548 from the Flint direction towards Bagillt, prior to 2.30am to please contact us.’