North West Wales

Father 'overwhelmed' by support after fatal Gellilydan crash

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Media captionCouncillor Gareth Thomas: 'Offering condolences doesn't seem enough'

The father of a baby girl who died after a crash in Gwynedd has thanked the public on social media.

Six-month-old Mili Wyn Ginniver, from Blaenau Ffestiniog, and Anna Williams, 22, from Penrhyndeudraeth, died after their car hit a lorry on the A487 at Gellilydan on Thursday.

Luke Ginniver said on Facebook he had been "overwhelmed" by public support and asked people to share his post.

His partner, Mili's mother Sioned Williams, is in a critical condition.

A community vigil was held on Monday evening at Porthmadog to offer support to the family.

Donations to a fundraising page set up by family friend Glesni Davies have now exceeded £13,000.

The money will help pay for travel and accommodation costs to Royal Stoke Hospital where Ms Williams is being treated.

Mr Ginniver said: "Just so overwhelmed with the support, help and amount of donations and the whole family appreciate all this so much and are so, so grateful."

He added: "It will be such a huge, huge help in the weeks/months to come and a huge weight off our shoulders so thank you everyone.

"Sioned is critical but stable at the moment and that's all I can really say. Please share this so everyone can see how grateful me and Sioned's family are."

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Image caption Six-month-old Mili Wyn Ginniver and Anna Williams, 22, died in the crash

On Monday evening, people took part in a candle-lit vigil at Porthmadog.

Penrhyndeudraeth councillor Gareth Thomas said: "The reaction of the community both here in Porthmadog and in Penrhyndeudraeth has been astonishing.

"Offering condolences doesn't seem enough. People are wanting to do something positive. We are thinking of the family through all of this."

A woman who owns a holiday home near to the scene of the collision said she had previously written to the authorities calling for changes to be made to make the road safer after a string of crashes.

The Welsh Government said the trunk road network was regularly inspected and any safety-related defects were addressed as a priority.

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