Wales

Barmouth crash: Tributes to Bangor uni brass player

Police car
Image caption Guto Pugh died after the three car collision in Barmouth

A young musician who died after a three-car crash in Gwynedd has been described as a "talented bandsman".

Guto Pugh, from Machynlleth, Powys, died after the collision on the A496 in Barmouth. while he was on his way to work at the Bae Abermaw Hotel.

The 21-year-old was the leader of Bangor University Brass Band and a member of Band Llanrug.

Fellow musicians described the cornet player as a "gentle, lovely and talented person".

Bangor University Brass Band said: "This is a great loss to the band, the university and the world."

Band Pres Porthaethwy, where the music student helped out, wrote he was a "top bandsman who will be missed by many."

'Sorely missed'

The crash happened on the A496 at Caerdeon between Bontddu and Barmouth at about 07:25 BST on Saturday.

Amy Barrack, who set up the page, wrote: "Guto was an amazing person, a ray of sunshine and a true friend."

In a statement, Bae Abermaw Hotel said: "Sadly one of our valued staff members, Guto Pugh, was killed in a tragic accident on the way to work on Saturday morning.

"We would like to extend our condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.

"Guto was an amazing person and he kept us all smiling, he will be sorely missed."

More on this story