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Man dies in A40 road accident in Carmarthenshire

A man has died in a road accident on the A40 in Carmarthenshire this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident near Whitland roundabout at approximately 9.20am this morning.

The crash involved a Vauxhall Astra and a motorcycle.

Dyfed Powys Police has confirmed that the male motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries.

The A40 remains closed from St Clears roundabout to Penblewin roundabout, and diversions are in place so that examinations can take place.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.


Car and motorcycle involved in 'serious' A40 crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a 'serious' road accident between a car and a motorcycle on the A40 in Carmarthenshire.

Emergency services were called to the Whitland roundabout at about 9.20am this morning.

The road remains closed in both directions.


River polluted in Carmarthenshire

A large amount of slurry has polluted a tributary of the River Taf in Carmarthenshire.

Environment Agency Wales were called to the Nant Cwmfelinboeth, north of Whitland, late last night after a call from member of the public.

Biologists and fisheries officers are currently assessing the full impace on the environment and local wildlife.

A significant quantity of slurry has entered the river and we are continuing work to find its source and to establish what impact it may have had.

Local people should be aware that the river is likely to remain discoloured for several days and they may also notice signs of a foam like material in the water as the slurry begins to break down.

This is one of a number of incidents that has happened in the area in recent times and once we have located the source we will take the appropriate action against whoever is responsible.

– An Environment Agency Wales spokesperson

Any one who spots any further signs of pollution in the river should report it via the agency's incident hotline on 0800 807060.

Two die in five-vehicle collision

Two people have died in a collision involving five vehicles on the A40. The incident happened between Dryslwyn and Llandeilo at about 4.25pm on Tuesday.

A driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene after their silver Vauxhall was impacted during the crash.

Dyfed-Powys Police say that full details of those who died haven't been released but they are believed to be from the Whitland area and next of kin have been informed.

Other vehicles involved in the collision include a Blue Peugeot 307, a grey Mazda motor caravan and a HGV and a DAf lorry.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the collision or were travelling on the particular stretch of road at the relevant time to contact Carmarthenshire Roads Policing Unit on 101.

Lorry driver appears in court over train crash

A lorry driver accused of causing a train crash has appeared in court. Oswald Davies from Llanboidy in Carmarthenshire was using a level crossing near Whitland when his hay lorry and trailers were struck by a Milford Haven to Manchester train last December.

Davies is charged with endangering the lives of railway passengers. Swansea Magistrates released him on bail until he appears before the city's crown court in in October.

Minor injuries after train crashes with lorry in Whitland

Three people have been treated for their injuries after a train collided with a lorry in Whitland, Carmarthenshire. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service say they were called to the Llanboidy level crossing on the B4328 at 15:55.

All 45 passengers remain on board the three carriage train which is still at the crossing on Station Road.

British Transport Police say that the small lorry was involved in a 'glancing blow' with the train.

Arriva Trains Wales have confirmed that services between Carmarthen and Haverfordwest have been suspended with busses replacing trains.

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