Police confirm identity of man who died in a road traffic collision on Sunday

Written by on 16th February 2022

South Wales Police have confirmed that the 35 year-old man who died in a road traffic collision in the early hours of Sunday morning on the A4119, Tonyrefail, has been named as Christopher Williams from Pentre.

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Christopher Williams


His family have paid tribute to him, saying
“Chris was a devoted father, son, brother, uncle and grandson who will be sorely missed.
“He lived his life for his three young daughters, Phoebe, seven, and Emillie and Esme, both four, who were the most important thing in his life.
“Chris was passionate about music and had played in several bands in the past, he enjoyed karaoke and was teaching his daughter Phoebe to play the guitar.
“Chris was a lifelong Swansea City supporter.
“He has been described as someone who would do anything for anyone without requiring recognition .
“Chris will be forever in our hearts and will never be forgotten. There are no words to describe the loss our family are currently feeling and dealing with. He has been taken from us far too early.”
Officers from the South Wales Police Serious Investigation Unit are continuing their investigation into the collision that happened on the A4119 between Coed Ely and Thomastown, just before 3am on Sunday February 13.
The police have confirmed that a 35 year-old man from the Cardiff area has been arrested in connection with this incident. He has since been released under investigation.
They are continuing their appeal for witness who were in the vicinity of the A4119 between 2am and 3am, and would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a black VW Jetta taxi being driven in the area.
The Police are also appealing for anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage that may have captured the incident to contact us quoting occurrence 2200050568.
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Via email: SWP101@south-wales.police.uk
Phone: 101

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