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Anglesey van driver denies causing death of Ysbyty Gwynedd nurse in road crash

Anglesey van driver denies causing death of Ysbyty Gwynedd nurse in road crash

A van driver has denied causing the death of a mum-of-two in a road crash.

Barry John Slaymaker, of Maes Meurig, Gwalchmai, Anglesey, denied causing the death of Susan Jane Owen by dangerous driving when he appeared before a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court .

The 31-year-old also denied a charge of causing Mrs Owen’s death by careless driving.

Prosecutors say Slaymaker drove a VW Transporter on the B4547 at Nant y Garth Pass near Felinheli on September 23 last year.

After hearing the pleas Judge Merfyn Hughes QC adjourned the case for trial.

The trial is expected to last three days and will be held at Caernarfon in November.

Slaymaker spoke only to confirm his name and to enter his pleas during the 12-minute hearing.

Barry John Slaymaker, 30, leaving Caernarfon Magistrates' Court
Barry John Slaymaker, 30, leaving Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court

He was released on unconditional bail.

Mrs Owen, 50, was driving her BMW car on the B4547 between Felinheli and Pentir when the smash happened.

She lived in Pentre Berw near Gaerwen had worked at the Hergest unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor for many years as a nurse.

Members of her family, including husband Rem and sons Carwyn and Steffan, attended court.

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