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A young dad killed in “extreme weather conditions”

A doting young dad was killed while delivering Christmas gifts to his family, an inquest heard today.

Rowan Jones, 22, was driving home to see his 20-month-old son, Osian Wyn, when he lost control on a country road.

An inquest has revealed the tragic Rowan was caught in ‘extreme weather’ after visiting friends and family to drop off presents.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Felin Hen near Bangor, North Wales, but supermarket worker Rowan was pronounced dead.

Witnesses described the weather as “extremely wet” and said the visibility was “awful”.

The inquest heard the smash took place in December 2020 – just a week before Christmas.

Rowan, who worked as a sales assistant at Morrisons, was driving on the limit road at 50mph when he hit a wall.

Forensic collision investigator William Gordon Seynor, North Wales Police, said: “My calculations show that between 45mph and 54mph the vehicle would be aquaplaning – this road is at 50 mph.

“I believe the vehicle aquaplaned and the driver’s side of the vehicle flipped over and collided with the wall.

“I think the speed is excessive given the weather and road conditions, but I am unable to determine his exact speed.”


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