Fatal collision near Bryncrug, Gwynedd: Man named

The pedestrian who died following a road traffic collision on the A493 near Bryncrug in Gwynedd on Saturday night has been named.

Photo of Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown was 38-years-old and came from the Wolverhampton area.

His family have issued the following tribute to him:

“Anthony was loved by all his family and he will be missed immensely. He has travelled to North Wales by train and was staying locally where we know he had enjoyed a night out in Tywyn on Friday evening and was looking forward to the rest of his weekend.

“We would like to issue our heartfelt thanks to all of the emergency services who did their best to save Anthony. We would now ask for privacy at this most difficult time.”

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the collision which happened shortly before 9:45pm on Saturday, October 5th and involved a grey Mercedes Vito van.

Senior Investigating Officer Sergeant Raymond Williams of the Roads Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts remain with Anthony’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“We continue to appeal to anybody who may have been travelling along the A493 between Tywyn and Bruncrug between 9pm and 9:45pm and who may have seen a pedestrian walking in the area.

“A member of the public called in at the local police station at 9:46pm to report a man walking into the road and an officer responded immediately. However, sadly, despite the effort of the first police officer on scene who carried out CPR with assistance from members of the public prior to the arrival of the Ambulance Service, Mr Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Anybody who was travelling and who may have dash cam footage, or any local properties that has private CCTV is asked to contact us immediately.”

The road was closed to allow officers to carry out their initial enquiries and re-opened shortly after 3am on Sunday October 6th.

Anybody with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact officers at the Western Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting reference number 19100577148.

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