THE man who died following a collision on Christmas Day has been named as Darran Peter Fellowes.

The collision happened at approximately 5pm on the northbound carriageway of the A465 near to the Aberdulais junction.

A black Toyota Aygo collided with a red VW Beetle and Mr Fellowes, 48, from Skewen.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the father-of-two died at the scene.

Mr Fellowes is survived by his mother Alma, mother-in-law Marilyn, sister Jacqueline, his wife Donna and their children Thomas and Jack.

His family has issued the following statement:
“Donna and Darran have been a couple since the age of 19 and have always lived in the Briton Ferry and Skewen area.

“Darran was a loving family man and part of a close family. He would so love to be with his two sons whether watching them playing rugby or helping to fix one of their vehicles.

“Darran was currently employed as a maintenance manager with Premier Forecourts and Construction Ltd. Through the week he would often work around the country at various locations before returning home and spending time with his loved family.

“Darran loved DIY and carpentry and helping his sons fix up their cars.

“He lived life to the full and will be sorely missed by his loving family, his friends and work colleagues.

South Wales Police continue to appeal for any witnesses to the collision, any person who may have dash camera footage of the incident or anyone who may have witnessed the manner of driving of a black Toyota Aygo to please contact 101 quoting occurrence *472034.

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