North West Wales

A55 Abergwyngregyn crash: Police still question man

Wreckage of Mitsubishi on the A55
Image caption The westbound A55 was closed for several hours following the crash on Sunday

Police are still questioning a 27-year-old man following a crash on the A55 in Gwynedd in which one man died and three people were seriously hurt.

North Wales Police said a man was arrested at Deeside on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

James Loveridge, 38, from Elton, Cheshire, died in the two-vehicle accident at Abergwyngregyn.

A Mitsubishi Shogun and a Renault Master van were in the collision on the westbound road early on Sunday.

The arrested man is being held on suspicion of being the driver of the Mitsubishi.

Mr Loveridge was a front seat passenger in the blue Mitsubishi. He died at the scene.

Two other occupants of the Mitsubishi remain in hospital with serious injuries.

Another person who was travelling in the vehicle needed hospital treatment.

The driver of the white van remains in a critical condition at hospital where he is receiving treatment for serious head and neck injuries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who were travelling on the A55 between 03:30 and 04:00 GMT on Sunday.

They are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the Mitsubishi Shogun being driven westbound between Colwyn Bay and the Tal y Bont junction, near Bangor.

Anyone with information can contact North Wales Police on 101.