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Family's loss yet to sink in after fatal A483 crash

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 05, 2013

By Rachel Moses-Lloyd

Bethan Davies was killed last week after her car collided with a coach on the A483

Bethan Davies was killed last week after her car collided with a coach on the A483

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A FAMILY have said their loss of a loving daughter and beloved sister as indescribable.

Bethan Davies, of Maes y Bedol, was killed on Tuesday, January 29, after her car was in collision with a coach on the A483 between Tycroes and the Pont Abraham roundabout.

Paying tribute to Ms Davies, 41, just days ahead of her funeral, her family issued a statement through Dyfed-Powys Police, saying: "Bethan was a loving daughter, beloved sister, a valued friend and a work colleague to many and well-loved within the community.

"Our loss as a family is indescribable and the fact that she is no longer with us has not yet sunk in properly."

They added that they were "touched and grateful" for the messages of support and condolence from family, friends and "the community as a whole".

The bus was carrying Coleg Sir Gar students from the Ammanford campus to Llanelli when the collision occurred at 4.21pm.

Twelve of the student passengers were injured, but not seriously, and taken to Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli and Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen.

The road was closed until 4.15am the following morning while an investigation was carried out.

The grieving family have welcomed those who wish to pay their respects to the funeral later this week.

"Bethan would appreciate that people give a donation to the National Deaf Children's Charity in lieu of flowers," they added.

Last week, Carmarthenshire Council leader, Kevin Madge, said the incident was a tragedy for the family.

He said they were well known to him, and the community.

"I'm devastated for them and I'm really upset myself," he said.

"These are the things that happen and knock you for six."

The funeral will be held at Llanelli Crematorium on Thursday, February 7, at 10am.

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