Tributes to father-of-two killed in A5 collision

Family photo: North Wales Police

A father-of-two has died after he was knocked down by a car near Holyhead.

The family of Dean Short, from Rhiwlas, Bangor, have described him as a man who ”touched so many people’s hearts.”

The 54 year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of a collision involving a black Ford Fiesta car on the A5 London Road at just after 7pm on Tuesday evening (25th February).

A woman, who was driving the car, was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with minor injuries. The road remained closed until just after midnight.

In a tribute issued via police, Mr Short’s sister, Kerys, said: ”A piece of my heart has been lost forever. He leaves behind his two beautiful daughters, Meleri and Beca, who he adored and spoke of so often.”

”He was the best brother anyone could have wished for. He touched so many people’s hearts and was always kind and considerate to others. His legacy was ‘be kind to others’. Rest in peace, my beautiful brother.”

Police say Mr Short was seen walking between the local Tesco store and the road leading towards Valley between 6.30pm and shortly after 7pm. They’ve appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Trystan Bevan from the Roads Policing Unit said: ”Our thoughts remain with Mr Short’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

Anyone with information, or who may have dashcam footage if they were travelling in the area at the time, should contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting reference no. Y027144. Alternatively, contact the North Wales Police control room via the live webchat.

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