Tributes to Michael Coleman killed in Cardiff tanker crash

Michael Coleman, from Betws near Ammanford Image copyright South Wales Police

A 50-year-old man who died in a rush hour crash on the M4 in Cardiff has been named by police.

Michael Coleman, from Betws near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, died when a tanker collided with his crane and a car on 2 November.

The crash happened between junction 32 for Coryton and junction 33, Cardiff West, at about 17:45 GMT.

The tanker driver, a 46-year-old man from Gloucester, was arrested and released on police bail.

Mr Coleman's family, including his partner Wendy, have released a tribute describing him as "a ray of sunshine."

'Greatly missed'

"Mike was an absolute pleasure to have in your life and leaves behind his heartbroken mam, his wonderful children, step-children, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews," the tribute said.

"To know Mike, was a ray of sunshine in your life. He proudly served 22 years for his country with the Royal Engineers.

"Mike spent many hours of pleasure sharing his nature photography online and across the world. He will be missed by his faithful dog Dylan. Mike will be greatly missed."