South East Wales

Driver and boy, 11, killed in crash on A466 near Chepstow

A466 near Chepstow
Image caption The crash happened on Friday afternoon on the A466 near Chepstow

Two people, including an 11-year-old boy, have been killed in a two-vehicle crash in Monmouthshire.

The boy was a passenger in a black Vauxhall Corsa which was involved in a collision with a blue saloon on the A466 Wye Valley link road near Chepstow on Friday afternoon.

The driver of the saloon also died while two females in the Corsa were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The two who died were both from the Chepstow area, said police.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward and particularly want to speak to a cyclist who was going towards Chepstow at the time.

The crash, at 16:37 BST on Friday, closed the M48 old Severn crossing westbound for a time and caused tailbacks on the A466 between Newhouse and Chepstow.

Diversions were in place and motorists were advised to avoid the area while emergency services were at the scene.

The Welsh Ambulance Service sent three ambulances, an air ambulance, five rapid response vehicles as well as a doctor to the scene.

One patient was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport and two were taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

Family liaison officers are supporting both families, said police.

Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting log 393 06/09/13.

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