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A44 crash: Tribute to 'great mother' Alison Hind

Alison Hind and daughter Holly Image copyright Dyfed Powys Police
Image caption Alison Hind was described as a doting mother and her daughter Holly is improving after the crash

Tributes have been paid to a mother and three relatives who were killed in a crash on the A44 in Powys last week.

Alison Hind, 28, from Llanidloes, was described as a "lovely, kind and caring person".

Her 18-month-old daughter Holly survived Tuesday's crash with a tanker and her condition is improving at University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff.

Ms Hind's uncle Martin Pugh, 47, and his partner's parents Margaret, 65, and John Kehoe, 72 - also died.

They were all from the Llanidloes area.

Mr and Mrs Kehoe were described as having been devoted to each other and their family.

"Their passing is a great loss to us all and our pain has been increased so much by having them both taken from us at the same time and in such tragic circumstances," said the family statement.

"Although we mourn their deaths we take comfort from the warmth and love of the family they left behind."

Image copyright Dyfed Powys Police
Image caption Martin Pugh, along with Margaret and John Kehoe were in the Ford Focus

The collision between the Ford Focus and tanker happened around 15 miles (24km) from Aberystwyth, near Eisteddfa Gurig, between the villages of Llangurig in Powys and Ponterwyd in Ceredigion.

Holly was airlifted to hospital in Cardiff.


Mr Pugh was called "fun loving, caring and considerate".

"He was a devoted family man and a dedicated partner to Lynn and dad to his two children Matthew and Nicole," the statement added.

"For the last 11 years he has cared for his partner Lynn but previously worked at Laura Ashley's."

Ms Hind was said to have "doted" on her two children Ethan and Holly.

Image caption The scene of the crash last Tuesday leaving the road closed for a number of hours

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