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Police name 63-year-old man who died after collision on A465

South Wales Police have confirmed the name of the man who lost his life following a collision which occurred on the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road on Tuesday afternoon (October 15).

David Peter Jones, 63, from Penderyn, Hirwaun, was known fondly by most who knew him as ‘Peter’.

His family has paid the following tribute to him:

“Peter was a much loved and adored husband, brother, and uncle. He was an honest, hard-working and unassuming man who would do anything for anyone. He loved his wife Claire, his family and friends, his dogs, his hobbies; laughter and life. He has been cruelly ripped away from our lives and Claire is heartbroken at his loss.”

South Wales Police can also confirm that the 27-year-old driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision has since died at the University Hospital of Wales.

Both families are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

An investigation is being carried out on behalf of the Coroner.

The collision, involving a blue Renault Kangoo and a black Renault Megane, happened at approximately 4.10pm between Baverstocks and Hirwaun.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or the manner in which either vehicle was being driven prior to it. Anyone with dash-cam or mobile phone footage which may assist the investigation, or anyone who left the area prior to giving their details to police, is also asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit via 101, giving reference *381713.


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