Two women dead after crash involving car and lorry near Porthmadog

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The crash happened on the A487 between Garndolbenmaen and Penmorfa. Credit: Google

Two people have died following a crash involving a car and a lorry.

Shortly after 3.30pm on Wednesday, emergency services were called to a report of a collision involving a red Volkswagen Polo and a rigid flatbed yellow lorry on the A487 between Gardolbenmaen and Penmorfa.

The female driver and female passenger who were travelling in the Polo were pronounced dead at the scene, North Wales Police said.

Sergeant Emlyn Hughes, of the roads policing unit, said: "Sadly this is being investigated as a fatal road traffic collision and our thoughts remain with the family of those who died.

"They will now be supported by specially trained family liaison officers."

Police said the road is closed and they are urging anybody who may have witnessed the collision or have dashcam footage to come forward.

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101 or via the live web chat quoting incident number Y100773.