Family tribute to father killed in New Year’s Eve crash

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A man killed in a New Year’s Eve crash on the A55 has been named.

The family of Gwynfor Hwyel Jones said they were ”devastated and heartbroken” by the death of a ”dear father”.

The 64 year-old from Valley died when his car collided with a lorry near junction 4 eastbound at Caergeiliog at just after 11.50pm on Tuesday night (31st December).

In a statement via police, Mr Jones’ family added: ”He was a dear grandfather to seven grandchildren and will be dearly missed by his siblings. He also leaves behind his loving mother and father.”

”He was passionate about lorries and was a HGV driver all his life. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends and we would appreciate privacy at this difficult time.”

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the crash involving a black Vauxhall Mokka car and a HGV, which left the eastbound carriageway closed between Caergeiliog and Bryngwan for around six hours.

Sergeant Darren Newby from the Roads Policing Unit said: ”We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Mr Jones’ family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”

”We continue to appeal to anybody who may have witnessed the collision…or to anybody who may have been travelling in the area and who may have dashcam footage.”

Anyone with information should contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting reference no. X188098, or the North Wales Police control room via the live web chat.

1 comment on “Family tribute to father killed in New Year’s Eve crash”

  1. David Owen Reply

    Goodbye old friend you will never be forgotten. You and Carol can be be re united forever more

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