A470 open again after fatal crash at Abercynon

The overturned vehicle is inspected The vehicle was removed after an initial police investigation in to the crash

A man has died after his car left the road and caught fire on the A470 in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

The southbound carriageway at Abercynon has been closed, causing major delays, since emergency services were called to the scene at 06:20 BST on Tuesday.

South Wales Police said the driver was the only person in the car.

The carriageway was reopening at about 14:00 BST after being closed between Abercynon and Nantgarw while police investigate.

The incident happened just past the Pontypridd turn-off towards Rhydyfelin.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent four appliances to the incident.

The fire service said crews from Caerphilly, Pontypridd and Ely quickly dealt with the fire in a car that had collided with a tree after leaving the carriageway and rolling down an embankment.

Police said the closure had caused huge traffic problems in the area. Diversions were put in place while the man's body and the car were recovered.

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