On Sunday, November 11. Robert Evans, driver at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Beddgelert, took a party from that village to Rhyd-ddu. He started at 9.30p.m., the weather being very rough. On Monday morning, as the people were going to work, he was found sitting in the car with the reins and the whip in his hands, but quite dead. The horse, which was still in the car, had gone over the bridge, and sought shelter between the Ginshop Bach Inn and the next house. Deceased was about sixty years of age, and was not known to be an intemperate man.
Source: The Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard, published 16 November 1877