Posted: Wed 13th Sep 2023

Anglesey man handed suspended sentence after fatal A55 collision

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Sep 13th, 2023

A large goods vehicle driver from Anglesey has received a suspended prison sentence after admitting to causing a man’s death by careless driving.

Ian Paul Owen, 40, of Ty’n Rhos, Gaerwen, was involved in a collision on the A55 near Brittania Bridge last year which resulted in the death of Marc Winston Roberts.

The four-vehicle crash happened on the westbound carriageway of the road just before 3am on January 20, 2022.

Mr Roberts, who was aged 52 and from Amlwch, was declared dead at the scene, while another man was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor with serious injuries.

Owen, who was driving a Volvo LGV, previously pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Today (Tuesday, 13 September) he received a two-year prison sentence – suspended for two years – and was disqualified from driving for two years.

He will also have to complete 200 hours of community work and was ordered to pay £420 costs.

Inspector Iwan Roberts from North Wales Police’ Roads Crime Unit said: “Owen has to live with the knowledge that his actions has resulted in the death of a much loved man.

“This is a tragic case that once again shows how vitally important it is for motorists to give their complete and unreserved attention whilst driving on the roads.

“Our thoughts and sympathies remain with Marc Winston Roberts’ family at this difficult time.”

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