Posted: Fri 10th Sep 2021

Man in his 70s dies after collision on A493 in Meirionnydd

North Wales news and information

A man in his seventies has died following a road traffic collision on the A493 in Meirionnydd this afternoon (Friday 10th September).

Shortly before 2.30pm, North Wales Police were notified of a two-vehicle collision involving a blue and white BMW motorcycle and silver coloured Kia Sportage on the A493 road between Dolgellau and Tywyn.

The emergency services were called to the scene and sadly the motorcyclist, despite best efforts, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road remains closed at this time.

Sergeant Liam Morris of the Roads Policing Unit said: “We’d like to offer our sincerest sympathies to the gentleman’s family at this difficult time.

“Sadly, this is now being investigated as a fatal road traffic collision. We are appealing to anybody who may have information; or anybody who may have been travelling along the A493 and may have dash cam footage, to contact us.

“The A493 at Friog remains closed at this time to allow colleagues from the Forensic Collision Investigation Unit to carry out their initial investigation, and we’d like to thank motorists for their cooperation and understanding”.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or has any information that could assist with the investigation, is asked to contact us via our website or by calling 101 and quoting ref Z134067



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