Tributes paid to mother-to-be killed in A465 crash

20-year-old Sophie Williams from Tredegar died, along with her unborn baby, following a crash on the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road.

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Fiance: 'Everything I love has just gone in a few moments.'

20-year-old Sophie Williams and her unborn baby died last night, as she travelled home from a Valentines meal with her fiance, 28-year-old Ben Morgan.

She was due to give birth in just two weeks time.

I can't take it in - we were so happy and looking forward to our baby arriving in a couple of weeks. Everything I love has just gone in a few moments.

We had been out for a meal - we didn't have far to travel home.

The impact was all on Sophie's side - she took the full blow.

I am still unable to take in what's happened. This time yesterday, we were laughing and excited about our baby coming soon.

– Ben Morgan, Sophie's fiance

Ben has returned to the scene of the accident to lay flowers for Sophie and his unborn baby girl.

He's due to be interviewed by police about the tragedy.

Her family in Tredegar, Gwent, were too upset to talk of the tragedy yesterday.


Mum-to-be who died in Heads of Valleys crash named locally as 20-year-old Sophie Williams

Floral tributes have been left on the roadside Credit: Wales News

A mum-to-be who was killed in a car crash on the Heads of the Valleys Road yesterday, has been named locally as 20-year-old Sophie Williams from Tredegar.

She was due to have her baby in just two weeks time.

Miss Williams died along with her unborn baby girl as she and her fiance Ben Morgan drove home from a Valentine's meal.

The couple were planning to get married after the baby was born.

They'd been told they were expecting a little girl, and had chosen the name Kayleigh.

The crash happened at 11pm on Friday night during a severe storm at an accident blackspot where roadworks were going on, ironically to turn the road into a dual carriageway, after a high number of fatalities.

Firemen and paramedics freed Sophie from the wreckage and she was taken to Neville Hall Hospital in Abergavenny, but police said doctors were unable to save her and her unborn baby.

Ben and Sophie were in their silver Peugeot 307 when it was in a collision with a blue Peugeot 207 coming the other way.The driver of the other car, a man from Basingstoke, Hampshire, was uninjured but treated for shock.Gwent Police are appealing for anyone who saw the accident to come forward.

Ben is due to be interviewed by police about the tragedy.

Pregnant woman dies following car crash

The stretch of the heads of the valleys road where the crash happened Credit: ITV Wales

A pregnant woman has died following a crash on the A465 heads of the valleys road. The 20-year-old from the Tredegar area was a passenger. The crash happened last night around 11pm between Brynmawr and Garnlydan. Two cars were involved.

The mother-to-be was taken to Nevill Hall hospital in a critical condition but later died. The male driver of the car she was in was uninjured. Another female passenger suffered minor injuries to her headand legs. The male driver of the other car involved also escaped uninjured.

The family of the deceased are now being supported by Gwent police who are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them on 101.

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