WARM tributes have been paid to an Anglesey teenager who died in a car accident.
Dewi Parry, aged 17, of Llanbabo, died in a single vehicle crash involving a blue 4x4 Isuzu Trooper on an unclassified road near Rhosgoch shortly before 10.30pm on Saturday.
Anglesey councillor and family friend Elwyn Scholfield, who represents Llanerch-y-medd ward, expressed his constituents’ condolences to parents Bob and Lesley and brothers Ieuan, 16, and Gareth, aged 18.
He said: “This is very disheartnening news. Dewi was a young lad with his whole life ahead of him.
“He was a sociable lad who lived a full life and many people will be shocked to hear this news.”
Dewi attended Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones in Amlwch until last year, and deputy headteacher Islwyn Williams said he was a popular pupil.
He added: “He was a real countryside character - very likeable and loyal to his friends and family.”
Mr Williams said Dewi was performed with Rhosybol Young Farmers, and would work on farms in the area in his spare time.
He added: “Dewi had a lot to say and it was pleasant to be in his company.
“Everyone knew Dewi - he was the type of lad where his character filled the corridor.”
Dewi was a keen rugby fan, and played at front row for the junior section of Llangefni RFC.
In a statement, club officials said: “Not only was he a keen and regular player, he enjoyed the social side of the club aswell.
“He was well-liked by his teammates and the fans.”
Dewi worked as a mechanic at OR Jones and Sons in Llanfaethlu, before starting an acgricultural course at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Glynllifon campus.
Touching tributes have also been paid to Dewi on social media sites.
Officers have urged anyone who witnessed the crash, or who saw the blue Izuzu Trooper 4x4 vehicle driving around Rhosgoch or Carreglefn areas on Saturday night, to contact North Wales Police on 101.