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'She was every single star in every single sky' - Family tribute to one-year-old killed in car incident

The family of a toddler who died in an incident with a car have said the 'world will be a darker place' without her.

Pearl Melody Black, 1, died when a Range Rover parked on a driveway in Heolgerrig, Merthyr Tydfil, rolled down a hill and collided with a wall which then collapsed on Sunday.

Credit: Family photo/South Wales Police

Pearl was taken to Prince Charles by Air Ambulance where she died shortly afterwards.

Her brother was treated for minor injuries.

Her family say the world will be a 'darker place without her' and she was the 'reason we all lived'.

Credit: Family photo/South Wales Police

Pearl was every single star in every single sky, she was as bright as the stars, when she looked at you with those eyes and she would melt your heart. She was the reddest pearl in the ocean and the sweetest melody ever written.

She was the greatest dancer and she has left a massive hole in our hearts, the world will be a darker place without her. She was the reason we all lived.

– Tribute by the family of Pearl Melody Black

South Wales Police say an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway.

Local councillor Geraint Thomas paid tribute to the emergency services who dealt with the incident and said, "my thoughts and sympathies are with the family and we must allow them space to grieve at this very sad time."

A man who lives near the location of the incident said he was out at the time but had seen the helicopter.

The man said the community was in shock. "I went to the pub last night and it's just devastation," he said. "The village is quiet. It's not normally like this."

A spokesperson for Jaguar Land Rover said: "This is a tragic incident and we will fully cooperate with any police investigation. Our thoughts are with the family at this very sad time."

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