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Death crash victim named as local 18 year old

Created on 28/09/2018 @ 11:44
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The casualty in a fatal road accident near Lake Vyrnwy on Sunday, has been named as Ryan Roberts, aged 18, from Lanwddyn.

Ryan was returning from a night out in Oswestry on Saturday evening. Having safely delivered his friends to their various addresses, Ryan was returning to Lake Vyrnwy in the early hours when his car tragically left the road, hitting a tree less than a mile from his family home. He died at the scene.

Ryan Roberts was the second son of John and Loraine Roberts from Lake Vyrnwy, where Mr Roberts is Sporting Manager and Head Game Keeper on the Lake Vyrnwy Estate.

Ryan’s family has paid tribute to the 18-year-old, saying: “Growing up where he did, Ryan learned the art of game keeping at the hands of his father, and was a true countryman at heart. He attended Llanfyllin School, leaving at 16 when he attended college, studying engineering. The call of the countryside, however, proved too much and he went back to what he loved, taking a job as a game keeper on the Tyn Twll shoot in Llanarmon D.C. Having been given responsibility at such a young age, he was very excited by the imminent start of his first shooting season.

“Ryan was a much-loved son, grandson, brother and boyfriend. He was his own man; mischievous, cheeky yet kind, with a wicked sense of humour. He had a wide circle of friends, some 130 of whom attended an informal memorial evening just two days after the accident, which was a great comfort for the family.

“The funeral arrangements are yet to be made. A memorial fund in the name of Ryan Roberts will be set up. This will benefit the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust and the Welsh Air Ambulance.”

The family have asked for peace and privacy at this sad and difficult time.

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