A “selfless and joyous” mum of two has been killed after she was hit by a car while trying to take a photo of the I’m A Celebrity castle.
Sharn Iona Hughes, from Prestatyn, Wales, died on November 21 when she was hit by a car at a location known as Middle Gate at Gwrych Castle while trying to take a photo.
It is believed that the incident took place at around 5 pm on Saturday, where Sharn passed away at the scene.
The driver of the Volvo has been left in shock but otherwise hasn’t been injured by the collision.
North Wales Live reports that Sharn’s family have spoken out about the tragic death and said that she died trying to take pictures of Gwrych Castle, where I’m A Celebrity is being filmed.
In a statement, the 58-year-old’s family said: “Sharn passed away on November 21 at roughly 5 pm on the A547 Abergele Road, whilst attempting to see the lights at Gwrych Castle.
“Sharn was the youngest daughter of John & Gloria (nee Garbutt) Bevan and she was the devoted wife of Elfyn Hughes, and loving mother to Arron & Annah Hughes.
“Her family and friends are in total shock and perplexed by her tragic death and wish to say the following about their loss.
“Sharn was so selfless, and had such a joyous, charitable attitude to life.
“She was in the process of organising deliveries of hampers to the local food bank through the Women’s Institute. We’ll miss her kindness forever.
“Her curiosity led to her wanting to see the lights at Gwrych Castle which unfortunately led to her untimely tragic death along a very busy road.
“We are truly heartbroken. She was hoping to take a photo and send it to a friend. We know that several others will have done and plan to do the same.
“We urge people to take so much care and remember it is a busy main A class road.”
North Wales Police have been appealing for further information on the incident. They are hoping that witnesses or somebody with dashcam footage will come forward.
Sergeant Raymond Williams from the Roads Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts remain with Sharn’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.
“She was clearly a much-loved woman and her family are now being supported by a family liaison officer.
“We continue to appeal to anybody who may have witnessed the collision and who is yet to come forward, or to anybody who may have been travelling along the A547 just prior to the collision and who may have dashcam to contact us immediately.”
According to numerous reports, the spot has become popular, with people keen to take photos of the TV set.
A Conwy Council spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the tragic incident on A547 between Llanddulas and Abergele on Saturday evening.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved.
“The circumstances surrounding the incident are currently being investigated by North Wales Police.
“It would be inappropriate to speculate on the circumstances before the Police have had an opportunity to conclude their investigations.”