Lynwen Thomas Wiki – Lynwen Thomas Bio
Lynwen Thomas was a “well-respected serving police officer” who died when she was hit by a van while cycling on a dual carriageway in Carmarthenshire.
She was declared dead at the scene of the crash at about 18:45 GMT on Thursday, on the westbound A40 near Bancyfelin.
She was 37 years old.
Lynwen Thomas Died in Crash
ms Thomas died on the roadside after being struck on Thursday evening in Wales.
Sgt Thomas worked as a heritage crime specialist at Dyfed Powys Police and was described as a “well-respected” officer.
She had been riding along the busy A40 road in rural Carmarthenshire when she was struck.
Van Driver Arrested
The van driver has since been arrested and questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released under investigation.
A force spokeswoman said: “With sadness, we confirm the tragic loss of a member of the Dyfed-Powys Police family.
“Sergeant Lynwen Thomas was a well-respected serving officer who passed away following a collision yesterday.
“Our thoughts are with her loved ones, who ask for privacy at this difficult time.”
In a previous statement, police told how they were investigating the tragedy near the village of Bancyfelin, near Carmarthen on Thursday evening.
Dyfed Powys Police said: “Officers responded to a collision involving a cyclist and a van on the A40 westbound near Bancyfelin at around 6:40 pm.
“Tragically the female cyclist died at the scene. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
“The driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in police custody.
“Enquiries into the circumstances of the collision are ongoing, and any witnesses are asked to come forward.”