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Family pay tribute to 'kind and caring' man killed in A4232 crash

The family of a man who died following a crash on the A4232 on Thursday have paid tribute to a “kind and caring gentleman”.

Credit: South Wales Police

Leighton Maurice, 63, died in a two vehicle crash on the A4232 between Culverhouse Cross and Leckwith in Cardiff.

A 35-year-old man from Cardiff was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released under investigation.

We as family are shocked and saddened by what has happened.

Leighton was a gentleman through and through; kind, caring and full of jokes.

After his family, music was his everything.

That was closely followed by his horticultural talents and next year we hoped to exhibit at Chelsea flower show, something he would have loved.

He was proud yet humble.

Leighton was truly passionate about football, he would still play at the age of 63 even if it now took three days to recover. During those recovery days he would revel in the opportunity to watch his favourite sport on TV.

Always on the go and never sat still. We are numb with grief.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who fought so valiantly at the scene to save Leighton and ask that we are now given our privacy to grieve as a family.

– Family Statement
Emergency services were called at approximately 4:45pm on Thursday afternoon.
Rush hour traffic was stopped at a standstill as emergency services responded to the calls. Credit: Paul Edmonds

The road remained closed for approximately six hours on Thursday evening while police carried out initial investigations.

Police are appealing for any witnesses, or any motorists who might have dash-cam footage of the incident, to contact them.