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Community gathers for crash teenager's funeral

Photo: ITV News Wales / Nicola Hendy

Hundreds turned out at St. Mary's Church in Barry to pay their last respects to the teenager Corey Price who was killed in a crash on the A470 near Brecon earlier this month.

The funeral cortege arriving at St. Mary's Church in Barry Credit: ITV Wales News / Nicola Hendy

People lined the streets at the funeral cortege arrived. Corey died alongside his two friends Rhodri Miller and Alesha O'Connor, both 17 and from Barry.

His blue and white coffin, topped with Astroturf and bearing a number 7 football shirt, was carried into the church as Sam Smith's Lay Me Down was played over the speakers.

At the service the congregation were told Corey had spent nine years at Cardiff City Football Academy and the family wanted to thank the club who they said "taught him not only skills on the pitch but how to conduct himself off of it", they added that the support they had been shown was "of great comfort".

I want to say how much I love your smile, your gentle voice and how much you looked up to your brother. Together you both made me so proud. At night you would say goodnight and I would say 'Goodnight, I love you', and you would always reply 'I love you too'. I was so lucky to be given a son as special as you. God has blown the final whistle; not even the big man as a Man U fan could get me some Fergie time. Goodnight, God bless, my sunshine.

– Corey's father, Lee

Corey's family sent condolences to the other families of those whom were kiled and thanked the community of Barry "for the love and affection during this time".

Credit: Dyfed Powys Police / Family Photo

It's the last of four funerals following the crash which happened near Brecon.

Credit: ITV Wales News / Nicola Hendy

Father Ben Andrews the Rector of Cadoxton and Barry told ITV Cymru Wales the whole community had been affected by the deaths:

68-year-old Magaret Challis from Merthyr who was travelling in a different car was also killed.

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