Wales

Llanidloes funerals for uncle and niece in A44 tanker crash

  • 4 July 2014
  • From the section Wales
Alison Hind and daughter Holly
Alison Hind was killed in the crash but her daughter Holly survived

The funeral of a mother and her uncle who died in a crash which killed four people on the A44 near Aberystwyth has been held.

Martin Pugh, 47, and Alison Hind, 28, of Llanidloes, died alongside Mr Pugh's partner's parents John and Margaret Kehoe on 17 June.

Their service was held at the town's Trinity Church a day after Mr and Mrs Kehoe's funeral.

Ms Hind's 18-month-old daughter Holly survived the crash.

Martin Pugh and his niece had been on a day out with his partner's parents Margaret and John Kehoe

The families of Mr Pugh and Ms Hind asked that donations in lieu of flowers were made to the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital Charity or the Wales Air Ambulance.

The collision between the family's Ford Focus and a tanker happened around 15 miles (24km) from Aberystwyth, near Eisteddfa Gurig, between the villages of Llangurig in Powys and Ponterwyd in Ceredigion.

After the crash, local councillor Gareth Morgan said the road was one of the most dangerous in Wales and called for improvements.

Transport minister Edwina Hart has said she will ask senior officers to examine the A44, looking at its safety and sustainability.

An inquest into the deaths has been opened and adjourned.

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