Wales

Gower crash: Two die as car crashes into tree at Llanrhidian

  • 16 September 2012
  • From the section Wales

Two men have died after their car left the road and hit a tree on Gower Peninsula, near Swansea.

Named locally as Jonathan Knoedl, 22, and James Holder, 17, they were among four Swansea men travelling towards Crofty on the B4295 at Llanrhidian at 19:50 BST on Saturday.

The 25-year-old driver and a third passenger, 21, are in a stable condition at Morriston Hospital.

South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police want to speak to the occupants of two vehicles that left a queue of traffic after the collision.

Officers believe the occupants of the white vehicle - described as "chunky" and containing five females - and the black car, may have important information.

The incident, which involved a black Volkswagen Golf car, happened less than a mile north of the entrance to Llanrhidian Caravan Park.

Flowers and tributes

Police said the families of the deceased had been informed.

Flowers and tributes have been left at the scene.

One note read: "Sleep easy big fella. You will be missed by me and so many others."

Officers have appealed for any witnesses, including anyone who saw the Golf before the collision, to contact the Western Roads Policing Office on 01792 456999, extension 88331.

Alternatively, callers can dial 101.

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