TRIBUTES have been paid to a young woman who died in a road accident near Llandegla on Sunday.
Danielle Wrighton, from Dyffryn Ardudwy, near Barmouth, was pronounced dead at the scene following a collision between a Ford Focus and a Mercedes delivery van near the roundabout on the A5401 and the A 542.
Cllr Eryl Jones-Williams, councillor for Dyffryn Ardudwy, said: “There is a dark cloud over the village at the loss of a bubbly and attractive young lady who always had the time to say hello.
“My sympathy and I am sure that of the whole community go to her mother Iona, and all family connections at this time.
“Danielle worked as a carer to make sure that the elderly and disabled who needed assistance were cared for, and that showed what kind of young lady she was.
“Caring is the only growth industry in this area, and the loss of someone so young is devastating.
“I have not spoken to Danielle's family, but I sure that they know that the thoughts of the whole community is with them at this time.”
Emergency services were called to the accident which involved a food delivery van and a car just after midday.
A police spokesman said: “The female driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and a female passenger was airlifted to hospital in Stoke with serious injuries.
“The van driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.”
The Welsh Ambulance Service sent a rapid response car, two emergency ambulances, an ambulance officer and the Helimed helicopter to the scene.
A spokesman said: “Sadly a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
“A man with minor injuries was taken by land ambulance to Wrexham Maelor Hospital, and a woman with serious injuries was flown to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.”
The police investigation is ongoing and police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to call North Wales Police on 101.