Tribute to ‘loving son’ killed in A470 crash

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A Staffordshire teenager killed in a head-on crash near Dolgellau has been named by police.

Ryan Craddock (18) from Cannock died when the black Seat Ibiza car he was driving struck a lorry on the A470 near the Cross Foxes Inn at around 5.15pm on Sunday evening. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other men, who were passengers in the car, remain in a serious condition at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

In a tribute statement released on Tuesday, Mr Craddock’s family said they were devastated by the loss of ”a happy, kind, thoughtful and loving son, brother, uncle and grandson.”

”Ryan enjoyed spending time with his family and socialising with his friends where they enjoyed visiting the beaches in North Wales…we would like to offer our thanks to those people that stopped at the scene to help Ryan and his friends.”

Mr Craddock worked as a labourer but also played football for Stafford Rangers under 18s, and later, Tamworth under 21s. His family have asked for privacy to come to terms with his death.

Police investigating the crash say the Seat car was travelling south on the A470, heading away from Dolgellau, when it collided with the HGV as it was heading northbound towards the town.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact the Western Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting reference no. W089538.


Eich Gorsaf, Eich Llais / Your Station, Your Voice