Former Peterborough teacher named as fatal Welsh crash victim

Flowers at the scene of the crash on the A499 by Llandwrog where two people died. Pic: Daily Post Wales
Flowers at the scene of the crash on the A499 by Llandwrog where two people died. Pic: Daily Post Wales

A woman who died in a car crash in Wales has been named as a former Peterborough teacher.

A man and a woman died in the crash on Friday. The Daily Post newspaper said they had been named locally as Jan Stephens, from Peterborough and her partner, Charlie, from North East Wales. Formal identification has not yet taken place.

The crash happened on the A499 near Llandwrog. The Nissan Micra the couple were travelling collided with a Vauxhall Vectra at around 8.24pm.

A pub owner who was the last person to speak to a couple before they were killed in a crash has described them as “lovely people”.

Huw Edwards, who runs the Ty’n Llan (The Harp Inn), Llandwrog near Caernarfon - close to where the accident happened - was chatting to the pair as they enjoyed a meal.

Huw said: “I was chatting to them for about 20 minutes, they were a lovely couple, really friendly.

“They had been staying at a caravan park in Pontllyfni and I think they said they were going home the next day.

The lady was a retired teacher, originally from Carmarthen, she spoke fluent Welsh.

“The man was from North Wales and did something to do with music.”

Huw added: “I was very sad when I heard they had been killed in the accident. It is a dangerous piece of road, especially near the junction.

“They were so lovely, my thoughts go out to their friends and family.”

Flowers, messages and photographs have been laid at the scene by devastated friends and relatives.

Four people were involved in the accident which saw the casualties cut from the wreckages by firefighters.

The Vectra driver was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd (Gwynedd Hospital) with serious injuries, his male passenger was not badly hurt.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.