Aberfan crash: 'Heartbroken' family's tribute to passenger

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A "heartbroken" family has paid tribute to a motorcycle passenger who died in a crash in Merthyr Tydfil county.

Andrew Lewis, 23, from Aberfan, was killed when the motorcycle he was riding on collided with a Ford C-Max at Golwg-yr-Afon in the village at about 16:45 BST on Saturday.

His family said they are "in total shock" and he was "loved by everyone".

The motorbike driver, 24, is being treated in hospital while the driver of the car was unhurt.

The road between Ynysowen community primary school and the refuse tip was closed for four hours while South Wales Police forensic teams investigated how the collision occurred.

A family tribute read: "Andrew was a much loved son, brother, father and uncle.

"He was loved by everyone that knew him and the family are in total shock and totally heartbroken following the tragic death of Andrew."

Police have appealed for witnesses.