South West Wales

Swansea taxi crash: Christopher Ahearne named as victim

Christopher Ahearne
Image caption Christopher Ahearne was a life-long Swansea fan, his family said

A pedestrian who died after a collision involving a taxi van in Swansea has been named by police.

Christopher Ahearne, 26, from Mayhill died in hospital on Monday following the collision in Carmarthen Road between Cwmbwrla roundabout and Dyfatty traffic lights at 01:00 BST on Saturday.

His family said he was looking forward to the birth of his daughter in December.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Officers said they want to know more about the movements of both the black Fiat Scudo taxi van and Mr Ahearne before the accident.

The taxi was travelling from the Cwmbwrla roundabout towards the Dyfatty area while it is believed the pedestrian had been walking up from the town centre.

Meanwhile, in a tribute, Mr Ahearne's family said: "Christopher, known as 'Crockers' to his friends was a wonderful son, brother, partner and dad to his son Kallum. He was also looking forward to the birth of his daughter in December.

"He was a life-long Swansea City fan and loved football. He will be greatly missed by anyone who knew him and the family will be happy to be contacted by anyone who wishes to pass on their sympathies."

South Wales Police said witnesses can contact the roads policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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