Driver arrested after woman killed in Llanbedrog crash

A woman has died in a crash on the A499 – the second serious crash on the road in as many days.

A 20 year-old man has been arrested following the collision at Llanbedrog at just before 7pm on Friday evening (21st December).

The road remains closed between Abersoch and Pwllheli after the crash involving a blue Ford Focus, a black Volkswagen Golf and a black Audi Q3 – it occurred near the Polish home at Penrhos.

Police said a local woman – yet to be named – was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family have been informed and they are being supported by specialist liaison officers.

The driver of the Ford Focus fled the scene but he was caught by officers in Pwllheli a short time later. He failed to provide a breath test on the side on the road and is now being questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The crash occurred less than 36 hours after a collision in Penrhos which left a 17 year-old boy seriously ill in hospital. A woman was also taken to hospital after a Mini Cooper crashed into an Audi A3 on Thursday morning.

Sergeant Meurig Jones from the Western Roads Policing Unit, based in Llandygai, said they were keen to hear from anyone who saw the blue Ford Focus driving from Llanbedrog to Pwllheli.

He added: ”We would also like to hear from anyone who may have information in relation to the collision or anyone who may have had dash cam footage of the journey.”

Anyone with information should contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting reference no. W181172, or contact the North Wales Police control room via the live web chat.

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