South East Wales

Aberdare crash: Darren Lee Jarvis remanded in custody

Lee Williams, Jacek Stawski
Image caption Lee Williams and Jacek Stawski both died in the collision near Cwmbach

A businessman has been remanded in custody over a road crash in south Wales which left two men dead.

Property developer Darren Lee Jarvis, 40, faces two charges of causing death by dangerous driving over the two-car collision on the A4059 Aberdare bypass.

His front seat passenger Lee Williams, 41, of Aberaman, died in the crash last Thursday. The other man killed was Jacek Stawski, 38, from Penrhiwceiber.

Mr Jarvis is to appear before Merthyr Tydfil crown court on 14 September.

The defendant, from Radyr, Cardiff, spoke only to confirm his name and address during a brief hearing at Merthyr Tydfil magistrates court.

Mr Jarvis was airlifted to hospital from the scene of the crash near Cwmbach, which happened shortly after 15:00 BST on 30 August.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses, particularly people who saw a white Nissan Skyline two-door coupe shortly before the collision.

It was travelling from Aberdare town centre along the A4059 bypass road towards the Asda supermarket roundabout.

South Wales Police asked people with information to contact the roads policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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