South East Wales

Lynsey Popp tribute after Pant, Merthyr fatal car crash

Lynsey Popp
Image caption Mother-of-two Lynsey Popp was a passenger in the car which hit a tree

The family of a 28-year-old mother-of-two who was killed in a car crash described her as someone who was "loved by everyone and always smiling".

Police have re-appealed for witnesses to the crash in which Lynsey Popp, from Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, died.

She was the passenger in a Honda Civic car which struck a tree in Pant village at about 01:30 GMT on Saturday.

The 36-year-old man driving the car remains in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Ms Popp's family, including her eight-year-old daughter and six-year-old son, is being supported by a police family liaison officer.

In a statement issued via South Wales Police they said: "Lynsey was a much loved mum, daughter and sister. She was loved by everyone and always smiling.

"She had a bubbly and infectious personality and will be sorely missed by all who knew her, especially her eight-year-old daughter Libby and six-year-old son Thomas."

Police say they want to hear from anyone who saw the green N-registration car in the Merthyr area prior to the crash, which happened near to the cemetery in Pant.

They also want to speak to the people in a white hatchback vehicle which travelled from Galon Uchaf roundabout through the village, and also to a man seen walking through the village at that time.

Insp Carwyn Evans said: "It is vital that we trace anyone who was in this area, either on foot or in a vehicle, including everyone who drove between Pant and Pontsicill villages between 00:45 GMT and 01:45 GMT on Saturday morning.

"Our condolences are with Lynsey's family who are being supported by specially trained officers at this difficult time."

Witnesses are asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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