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Friends pay tribute to Morriston man who died in car crash close to Ystradgynlais

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: December 10, 2012

By Rupert Hall

The scene of a car accident on the A4067 between Ystradgynlais and Ystalyfera in the Upper Swansea Valley

The scene of a car accident on the A4067 between Ystradgynlais and Ystalyfera in the Upper Swansea Valley

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FRIENDS of a much-loved Swans fan who died after a car crash have paid tribute to the 29-year-old.

Andrew Williams, of Clase, died after the collision at around 8am on Saturday

It happened near the Aubrey Roundabout in the Gurnos area of Ystradgynlais.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police said an appeal had been launched for witnesses to the incident and added: "The collision involved a silver Honda Civic and resulted in the death of the sole occupant, Andrew Williams, aged 29, of Clase in Morriston.

"HM coroner has been informed and the investigation is ongoing."

Friends of the motorist paid their condolences to him within hours of the incident on social network Facebook.

Terri Louise Crocker wrote: "Can't believe you've been taken away from us like this.

"I love you cuz and you will always be in my thoughts and my heart. Love you angel, sleep tight."

Another friend of Mr Williams also took to his Facebook page to express his sorrow at the news of his death and wrote: "Well, Andrew not for one minute did I ever think I would ever have to write this to you. I can't even put into words the way me and Rich are feeling right now and all our other friends.

"We have lost one truly amazing and caring gentleman and what a absolute honour it was to be your friend.

"Nothing will be the same without you Ging and I wish things were different but they're not. We will honour your memory forever as you played such a big part in so many peoples lives and yes we have all lost a very dear and amazing friend but Andrew heaven has gained one very special angel. Love you always."

Charlene Williams, a cousin of Mr Williams, took to her own Facebook page and wrote: "He was my life not just my cousin. He was also like a brother a best friend my soul mate, who am I gonna turn to now when things get hard.

"Miss and love you so much big man. "Sleeptight."

Mynyddbach councillor Gloria Tanner did not know Mr Williams but said: "Any loss of life at this time of year is sad.

"My thoughts are with his family."

Police closed the road in Ystradgynlais where the incident happened for several hours on Saturday morning.

Firefighters from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were also involved in making the vehicle safe following the collision.

Crews from Pontardawe and Abercrave were dispatched to the scene.

Dyfed-Powys Police is asking anyone with information relating to the collision to contact them on 101.

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  • Taweformation  |  December 17 2012, 1:20PM

    Stumpy. Drugs Dont make you a bad person................ Right!!! OK if Drugs were left there then Yes it concerns me! I would not want my Children being exposed to them thank you or were tripping when you wrote that comment?

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  • memejames  |  December 13 2012, 8:30PM

    so ask, who will be explaining to the victims 4YR OLD DAUGHTER they wont get their main present because someone stole the car with the present in? and it was there because the victim had clocked up 60hrs IN WORK that week, yes thats correct people, IN WORK! Any of "ginges" mates like to do this? you try and explain to a 4YR OLD that a present isnt important, you must not have kids

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  • Stumpy_Davies  |  December 13 2012, 5:26PM

    Will everyone please stop bickering, None of you have the right to judge what is & isn't right, Respect & Condolences go out to Andrews Family & Closest friends, Unless any of you were there you do not know the facts, I think you've all forgotten something, your morals! Have respect put your differences aside, drugs shouldn't even come in it to, it isn't anyones business whether there were or were not drugs placed at the road side, drugs don't make you a bad person, everyone is suffering enough, don't speak bad of others if you wouldn't want them to speak bad of you, mistakes are something which we all learn from,let this poor guys friends & family be, R.I.P Andrew xxx

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  • joannecrocker  |  December 13 2012, 8:34AM

    do you know what there is a pitty that all the veil people are hiding behind user names and goes to prove how low you really are speaking ill of the dead non of us have said that what andrew did was right and believe me if he had not died he would of taken his punishment like a man so why dont all the judgemental people just leave his family and friends try and come to terms with what has happened i just pray and hope something like this dont happen to someone you all know because lets face it no one really knows whats going to happen in the furture and no one knows what goes though other peoples minds sleep tight big man x x x x

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  • stacrigg8  |  December 12 2012, 11:06AM

    practice what you preach.......disgusting that you slate this boy for a silly mistake,he paid the ultimate...with his life,a car is something you can replace his life you cannot!! and your part of the human race people that agree he deserved to die are lower than low in this society!! leave the boy rest in peace cant you begin to understand how family and friends are feeling?? it was a great loss and a horrible tragedy for someone as well liked and loved as he was...if you cant say anything nice i wouldnt bother putting your poison on here have some respect!! im not saying for one minute it was not wrong what he did but it would of been dealt with he lost his life so please show compassion and maybe have a heart!! R.I.P andrew going to be truley missed love ya xxx

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  • Taweformation  |  December 12 2012, 9:51AM

    Gengis I would seam that you may comment, but the rest of us should not! its a comment section if you dont like it then "Dry Your Eyes" and dont read it!!

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  • gengis  |  December 12 2012, 9:23AM

    intelligent1:" read the posts you will see where it comes from." Yes, thats where I got yours and tawemisinformation's quotes from. *rollseyes* Some 'reptilelover' left a totally random comment that a bag of cocaine had been left at the side of the road - and you took it as fact. How do you know that statement is true? Were you there, have you seen it yourself, did you personally know the thief to be able to call him a druggie -or is that what you want yourself and others to believe? Get real and grow up

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  • Taweformation  |  December 12 2012, 9:07AM

    intelligent1 You are spot on with your comments. It would appear that to steal is accepted custom and practice here! It never ceases to amaze me how people want to cry about others doing to them what they will easily do to others. Yes lets get this clear HE DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE BUT HE TOOK HIS CHANCES. Now if you are in greif i am sure your time is better spent dealing with that rather than surfing the net!

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  • intelligent1  |  December 11 2012, 11:25PM

    gengis - read the posts you will see where it comes from. As for your post on the other thread you are quite right a car does not outweigh someone slife but you are forgetting one small word - STOLEN. Perhaps you also have no morals or know the difference between right and wrong but I was brought up to realise you dont steal cars and non of my friend would steal cars either. Which only leaves me with one conclusion that all of his so called friends dont seem to see anything wrong with his actions either and therefore are all of a similar breed - as life goes you tend to keep in a circle of friends with similar standards to your own. I would never mix with the type of druggie car stealers. Its about time this country woke up to this type of scum - why do you think this country is in a worse position than the likes of Norway, Swened, Denmark etc - because there are not so many individulas in these countries with such little regard for others and their belongings

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  • adele321  |  December 11 2012, 10:33PM

    I CAN NOT BELIEVE WHAT I AM READING! NOT EVEN APRIL JONES MURDERER WILL PAY THE SAME PRICE AS THIS YOUNG BOY!!! HOW YOU CAN SO FREELY TALK ABOUT ANY HUMAN, DESERVING TO DIE IS BEYOND ME. THIS BOYS FAMILY ARE NOT THE CRIMINALS HERE AND YET THEY'RE LIVES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN. TO LOSE A CHILD UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS EVERY PARENTS WORST NIGHTMARE!!!! KEEP YOUR DISCUSSIONS AND SUCH LOOSE COMMENTS AT HOME NOT ON HERE FOR GOD SAKE!! I HOPE YOUR CHRISTMAS WILL BE FILLED WITH FUN AND LAUGHTER , I AM SURE THIS BOYS PARENTS WILL NOT BE !!!

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