South East Wales

Fatal A465 Heads of the Valleys crash: Three arrests

Glyndwr John Evans
Image caption John Evans, 49, died in the crash at Clydach in Monmouthshire

Three people have been arrested after a road collision in which a motorcyclist and car driver both died.

The crash between a Peugeot 106 car and two motorbikes on the A465 Heads of the Valleys was at Clydach in Monmouthshire on Saturday afternoon.

A 24-year-old man from Abergavenny has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Two others have been arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting dangerous driving.

They are a 21-year-old man from Brynmawr and a 22-year-old man from Blaina. All three have been bailed pending further inquiries.

One of the motorcyclists, Glyndwr John Evans, 49, from Glynneath, died at the scene, and the driver of the Peugeot died in hospital on Sunday.

Mr Evans's family said he was a keen motorcyclist with many years of experience and had been "tragically killed while doing something he loved".

"John has recently retired from the RAF and moved back to the Glynneath area, he was a loving brother and will be dearly missed by our family and friends," they said in a statement.

The surviving motorcyclist was said to be in a serious but stable condition in hospital, and a passenger in the car suffered minor injuries.

Police say several people were in the area at the time of the crash and are appealing for witnesses, particularly the driver of a black Renault Clio.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or the collision investigation unit on 01633 642404.

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