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Kelly Breese funeral: 'She brought love to our lives', says family

Kelly Breese
Image caption Kelly Breese's family said they would treasure memories of her

The funeral has taken place of an 18-year-old woman killed in a car crash two years after her brother died when a football goalpost fell on him.

Kelly Breese was in a Vauxhall Corsa which crashed into a tree on the B4568 between Llanwnog and Aberhafesp, near Newtown, Powys, on 13 October.

Her family have paid tribute saying she brought "so much joy and love to our lives".

Casey Breese, 12, died as he played with friends in Caersws in July 2011.

Ms Breese's funeral took place in her home village of Caersws.

Following the road crash Dyfed-Powys Police said the emergency services worked together to try and save Ms Breese but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the days following the incident her family paid tribute.

"As a family we grieve the loss of yet another of our children," they said in a statement.

"At just 18 years old Kelly brought so much joy and love to our lives and we will treasure the memories we all have. Her sisters Natasha and Laura will cherish the good times.

"This is a very difficult time for us, our extended family and close friends. We request that we are given time to grieve privately. We thank all those who have sent their thoughts and wishes."

Following Ms Breese's death Wales football manager Chris Coleman, who opened a memorial ground for Casey in the summer, said his thoughts were with the family, who had travelled to Cardiff to watch the Wales v Macedonia match on 11 October.

He said he had met the family in the summer, adding: "Obviously losing young Casey at a young age was devastating, and for this to happen is absolutely awful, and our thoughts go out with the family."

Earlier this month officials from Caersws football club appeared in court accused of health and safety breaches in relation to Casey's death.

The case has been adjourned to Mold Crown Court.

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