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Taxi driver killed and two others fighting for life after rush-hour crash

A blue Skoda taxi and a white Peugeot van collided on the A494 between Rhydymain and Dolgellau in mid Wales at around 8am this morning (Thursday). Emergency services rushed to the scene but the driver of the Skoda died at the scene.

A female passenger from the taxi and the male driver of the van were both airlifted to hospital, reports North Wales Live. They both have life-threatening injuries.

The road is likely to be remain closed for some time and diversions are in place, police say.

Sergeant Jason Diamond, of the Roads Policing Unit at North Wales Police, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the man’s family as they try to come to terms with what has happened, and it is very important that we establish what led to this tragic incident.”