South East Wales

Jeffrey Williams from Cwmbran killed in M4 crash

Jeffrey Paul Williams in a workshop Image copyright Gwent Police
Image caption Jeffrey Williams, 56, died at the scene of the three car crash

A man killed in a crash between three cars which shut the M4 motorway for about eight hours has been named as Jeffrey Paul Williams.

Mr Williams, 56, from Cwmbran, Torfaen, died at the scene of the crash which happened on the eastbound stretch near Cardiff on Thursday.

A 60-year-old man from Buckinghamshire has been arrested on suspicious of causing death by dangerous driving.

The motorway was shut eastbound between junction 30 and junction 28.

Gwent Police said the arrested man had been driving a red Honda 4x4, which was involved in a collision with a black Perodua and silver Audi A6.

Motorists faced hours of queues as police investigated the crash, which happened as fans were travelling to Cardiff for the Ed Sheeran concert in Cardiff.

The M4 was closed eastbound between the Cardiff Gate and Tredegar Park turn-offs until the early hours of Friday morning.

Image caption The accident happened eastbound on the outskirts of Cardiff
Image copyright Kate Williams
Image caption Some motorists were stuck on the motorway for more than five hours

The opposite carriageway was shut for 30 minutes for the air ambulance to land.

There was a large amount of trapped traffic, which police released using the hard shoulder.

Officers have appealed for dashcam footage taken in the lead-up to the crash.

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