Baby and woman killed in Gellilydan crash named

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Mili Wyn Ginniver was six months old

A baby girl and a woman who died after a crash in Gwynedd have been named - while another woman, thought to be the baby's mother, is critically ill.

Six-month-old Mili Wyn Ginniver, from Blaenau Ffestiniog, was in the car in which Anna Williams, 22, from Penrhyndeudraeth, also died.

Their Ford Fiesta collided with a lorry on the A487 on Thursday.

The driver has been named locally as Millie's mother and Ms Williams' sister Sioned.

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Anna Williams was a passenger in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene

Sgt Emlyn Hughes of North Wales Police has appealed for witnesses to the Gellilydan crash.

The road was closed for about six hours after the crash while police investigated the cause.

Officers said the driver, now understood to be Sioned Williams, had been taken to Royal Stoke Hospital while her baby was taken to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool but died on Thursday evening.

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Catherine Ebenezer (l) and Janette Allotey have a holiday home near the crash site and want safer measures

The next of kin of all three have been informed and are being supported by police.

Catherine Ebenezer, the owner of a holiday home near the crash scene, said she had previously written to the authorities calling for changes to be made to make the road safer.

"Every time we've stayed there, there seems to be accidents," she said.

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The collision happened near Pandy Bach holiday home at Gellilydan

"One week there were three accidents. There is a whole series of bends on the road, the worst of the bends is the one near the house.

"What originally prompted us was there was a danger to us and to guests and visitors.

"There's a parking area just beyond the gate. It's a dangerous bend and a blind corner. It's very dangerous to pull out onto the road. Anything pulling out of the layby can be rear-ended.

"We wanted to put up a notice saying 'danger concealed entrance' but we weren't allowed to do that. It is something to do with standard signs that are allowed."

She said "slow" warnings were painted on the road but added: "I really thought they would take the point that with this high number of minor accidents, it was only a matter of time before a major accident occurred.

"Now tragically that major accident has occurred."

A Welsh Government spokesman said: "The trunk road network is regularly inspected and any safety-related defects are addressed as a priority.

"The government is absolutely committed to improving road safety and reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on Welsh roads."