THE FATHER of the six-month-old girl who died in a Gwynedd car crash has paid tribute to her with an emotional Facebook post.

Both Mili Wyn Ginniver and her aunt Anna Williams, 22, died after their car hit a lorry on the A487 in Gellilydan near Blaenau Ffestiniog on January 11.

The baby's mother Sioned Williams, who was driving the car, remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

In a Facebook status published on Friday, January 19, Mili's father, Luke Ginniver, told of how she had given him "the best six months of his life".

The statement in full read: "U were a joy to wake up to, such a happy smiling bundle of joy.

"U gave me the best six months of my life and I was so proud of the little madam u had become. I was looking forward to watching u grow and doing dad things.

"With your smile (you) could melt a million hearts and your giggle did nothing but bring happiness where ever u were.

"U had a short time but did so much and seen so many things you even had your own little group of friends and was taken to soon but me and mam love u millions and u have taken a huge piece of our hearts."

Mili, from Blaenau Ffestiniog, and Ms Williams, from Penrhyndeudraeth, died after the Ford Fiesta they were travelling in collided with a lorry.

Mr Ginniver also paid tribute to Anna Williams and his beloved pet dog, Celt, who was also killed in the crash.

"Anna Wyn was like a sister to me," he added.

"I met her when I was 18 and she was in high school and I watched her go through school, college, and university. I am going to miss the drunken phone calls for a lift home, the stupid arguments we had and winding u up whilst dying your hair.

"I will miss u Celt. The crazy dog was like our first child and a protective brother to Mili Wyn.

"Never have I seen a baby look at a dog with so much love, take care of her up there my old mate.

"I love u all so much and I will always love u all sleep tight angels."

Vigils have taken place in Penrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog to remember the pair and a fundraising page has already managed to raise more than £17,500.

The money will help pay for travel and accommodation costs to Royal Stoke Hospital where Mili's mother is currently being treated.