A man who was killed when the van he was travelling in collided with a lorry on the A449 has been identified as 20-year-old Robert Smith, from Bridgend.
His family said: "Robert was a wonderful son to Garry and Catherine, he was a loving big brother to Andrew (aged 18), grandson, uncle, boyfriend, nephew and cousin, as well as a good friend and colleague to many."
"He will be so sadly missed by everyone that knew him and his death will leave a large void in many people’s lives."
A 47-year-old man from Bridgend, travelling with Robert in the van, remains in a critical condition in hospital in Cardiff.
The driver of the HGV, a 57-year-old man from the Birmingham area, suffered minor injuries and has veen released from hospital.
Gwent Police is still investigating the collision, which happened just after 2pm on Monday on the A449 between Usk and Newport.
Officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call 101.