South East Wales

Tribute to Kevin Wolfe who died when car crashed into Ogmore Vale shop

Kevin Wolfe
Image caption Kevin Wolfe was described by his family as a "character"

A motorist who was killed when his car crashed into a shop has been named.

Kevin Wolfe, 47, a bricklayer from Bridgend, died on Sunday when his blue X-reg Ford Focus hit the store in Walters Road, Ogmore Vale, Bridgend county.

The father of four's family said it was "devastated" and "Ogmore Valley has lost one of its characters".

The single car crash happened at 02:00 BST. South Wales Police is appealing for witnesses.

Mr Wolfe was originally a butcher from Coventry in the West Midlands but moved to south Wales with his family in the early 1990s and retrained.

In statement, the family said: "Kevin was a much loved partner to Carol as well as a wonderful father, son, grandfather, brother and uncle. Everybody who knew him is devastated.

"If anybody was down, Kevin had the ability to bring them back up because he had the knack of being able to make people laugh. The Ogmore Valley has lost one of its characters."

The road was closed for seven hours while an investigation of the scene was carried out and the vehicle recovered.

South Wales Police have renewed an appeal for witnesses to the collision to come forward.

"Officers would like to trace a white Bridgend taxi travelling in convoy with a blue Ford Focus and a blue Vauxhall Zafira," a police spokesman said.

"It is believed the taxi overtook these two vehicles in the vicinity of the cemetery near Pant-Yr-Awel.

"Officers want to speak to the taxi driver and any occupants of the taxi who may have vital information concerning this incident."

The force said witnesses should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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