South West Wales

Cardiff University student killed in cycling road crash

Olin Poulson
Image caption Mr Poulson was a keen motor cyclist and BMX biker, his family said

A 20-year-old cyclist who died in a collision with a lorry near Carmarthen was a Cardiff university student.

Olin Poulson died at West Wales General Hospital following the incident around 1830 BST on Friday at Whitemill on the A40.

His family from New Inn, Carmarthenshire, said the electrical engineering student was "gentle, caring and extremely generous."

Dyfed-Powys Police are still appealing for witnesses to contact them.

In a statement released through the force Mr Poulson's family, including his mother, two brothers and sister, said they were devastated.

"Olin was a popular student at Cardiff University studying electrical and electronics engineering," they said.

"He was a very keen motorcyclist and loved his BMX bike.

"Olin was a very intelligent boy who showed an aptitude for science, maths, art and music and was very athletic and practical.

"He always had one of his inventions on the go. A gentle, caring and extremely generous soul who always had time for others.

"Olin really is a role model for us all. The family are grateful for all the kindness and support received."

Carmarthenshire roads policing unit has spoken to a number of witnesses.

They are still keen to trace others travelling on the Carmarthen to Llandeilo road at the time.

Contact the unit on the non-emergency number 101.

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