THE family of an 18-year-old man who died after a collision on the A470 near Dolgellau have paid tribute.

Ryan John Craddock was from the Cannock area of Stafford.

Emergency services were called shortly after 5.15pm, on Sunday, after a report of a two-vehicle collision between a Black Seat Ibiza and a HGV.

Sadly, Mr Craddock was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers who were travelling in the car were taken to hospital in Stoke, where they remain with serious injuries.

Ryan’s parents have paid the following tribute to him:

“We are devastated to announce the loss of our son Ryan. Ryan was a happy, kind, thoughtful and loving son, brother, uncle and grandson.

“Ryan worked as a labourer, however his passion was football, and he had played for the Stafford Rangers Under 18’s team before playing for the Tamworth Under 21’s Team.

“Ryan enjoyed spending time with his family and socialising with his friends where they enjoyed visiting the beaches in North Wales.

“We would like to offer our thanks to those people that stopped at the scene to help Ryan and his friends. He will be greatly missed by us all and we respectfully ask for privacy to come to terms with our devastating loss."

North Wales Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses or to anybody who may have seen either vehicle being driven prior to the collision to contact officers.

Sergeant Meurig Jones of the Roads Policing Unit said: “The collision occurred at around 5.15pm whereby the black Seat Ibiza was travelling south on the A470 away from Dolgellau and the HGV was travelling north on the A470 towards Dolgellau.

“We are looking for information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have information on the nature of the driving of the vehicles involved prior to the collision.

“If you have any information, please contact North Wales Police’ Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident number W089538.”