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63-year-old man who died in A465 Heads of the Valleys Road crash named, as second fatality confirmed

Credit: family photo

The 63-year-old man who died in a crash on the Heads of the Valleys Road has been named.

David Peter Jones, 63, from Penderyn, Hirwaun, was known by most as ‘Peter’. He died following a collision on the A465 in the afternoon of Tuesday 15th October.

The collision, involving a blue Renault Kangoo and a black Renault Megane, happened at approximately 4.10pm between Baverstocks and Hirwaun.

South Wales Police has also confirmed the 27-year-old driver of the other vehicle has since died in hospital.

David Peter Jones' family said they were heartbroken by their loss.

Peter was a much loved and adored husband, brother and uncle. He was an honest, hard-working and unassuming man who would do anything for anyone.

He loved his wife Claire, his family and friends, his dogs, his hobbies; laughter and life. He has been cruelly ripped away from our lives and Claire is heartbroken at his loss.

– Family statement

Both families are being supported by specialist officers.

An investigation is being be carried out on behalf of the Coroner.

South Wales Police say it would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or the manner in which either vehicle was being driven prior to it.

Anyone with dash-cam or mobile phone footage which may assist the investigation, or anyone who left the area prior to giving their details to police, is also asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit via 101.