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Tributes to Joanne Smart after fatal A470 crash

A driver who died following a collision on the A470 at the weekend has been named as 36-year-old Joanne Smart from Cardiff .

In a statement, Joanne Smart's family said she would "be missed by all who knew her".

Joanne Smart
Joanne Smart was involved in a collision on Sunday morning

Her mother and stepfather described her as "a very bubbly person" who "always lived life to the full".

At the age of 20 she joined the Royal Fleet Auxiliary as a civilian radio operator and was able to use Morse Code, assisting with requests for emergency supplies for the British Forces.

When she moved to Cardiff from County Durham a little over 10 years ago she found a job as a personal assistant at Cardiff University, a job we know she loved.

– Barbara Richardson and Glen Richardson, mother and stepfather

South Wales Police are asking for anyone with information to contact them.

Woman dies following crash on A470

A thirty-seven-year old woman from Cardiff has died following a crash on the A470 dual carriageway between the Nantgarw and Taffs Well Junctions.

The incident happened just after 10am yesterday. The woman was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff with serious injuries, but died later. No other vehicles were involved.

Police are urging any witnesses to the incident to call them on 101.


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