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

Gavin Carter, 27, was from the Tonyrefail area of the Rhondda.

His family have paid the following tribute to him:

“Gavin is survived by his mother Lynne along with his besotted partner Julie. He is a loving father of Rozabell, younger brother of Stephanie and older brother to Craig.

“Gavin was a scaffolder which he loved doing and had recently been given funding to continue his training. He was a keen sportsman and loved Boxing and Rugby and had many trophies. Gavin loved being outdoors.

“Gavin was loved by everyone he came into contact with and would help anyone. He had a heart of gold and always enjoyed a laugh.”

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

An investigation is being be 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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