Man killed in Bryncrug van collision named

North Wales Police

A man killed when he was hit by a van on the A493 in south Gwynedd has been named.

Anthony Brown from Wolverhampton was walking near Bryncrug when he was struck by a grey Mercedes Vito van at around 9.45pm on Saturday night (5th October).

The 38 year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after a police officer, with help from members of the public, tried to resuscitate him by carrying out CPR.

In a statement on Monday, Mr Brown’s family said he was staying in North Wales for the weekend after travelling to the area by train. He had enjoyed a night out in Tywyn on Friday evening.

They added: ”Anthony was loved by all his family and he will be missed immensely. 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.”

Police are appealing for anyone who may have been travelling on the A493 between Tywyn and Bryncrug from 9pm to 9.45pm and saw a pedestrian walking in the area.

The road remained closed for more than five hours to allow officers to launch an investigation into the collision – it was finally reopened at just after 3am on Sunday (6th October).

Sergeant Raymond Williams, a senior investigating officer with the Roads Policing Unit said: ”Our thoughts remain with Anthony’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

”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.

Anyone with information should contact the Western Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting reference number 19100577148.

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