TRIBUTES have been pouring in for the two people who died in a car collision in the Swansea Valley.
They have been named locally as Mitchell Evans from Cimla and Matthew Macmillan from Briton Ferry, and are in their 20s.
They were declared dead at the scene and a third person was taken to Morriston Hospital for treatment.
His name is believed to be Mark Williams from Cimla.
His condition is currently unknown.
The incident happened at around 7pm last night on the A474 Neath Road at Fforest Goch, just past Rhos in the Swansea Valley, where a silver Renault Clio vehicle left the road and hit a tree.
One Fforest Goch resident, who did not want to be named, said he saw the aftermath of the accident.
He said police and firefighters were at the scene until 1.15am and that everyone was shocked to hear about the fatal incident.
“It is a very small community,” he said.
“Everyone is traumatised.”
Scores of tributes have been left on social networking site Twitter, including one from footballing star John Hartson.
He said: “Gutted, woke up to hear that young @evans_mitch has lost his life.. Met him a few times such a nice lad. My thoughts are with his young family.”
Matthew Simons @mattsimons76 said: “RIP to the boys who died from Cimla.”
Jonathan Alford @jon_alfie said: “It’s times like this that make u realise what's important in life can't believe I won't ever see @evans_mitch again love u fella.x”
Kirsty Davies @kirstydavies_said: “Absolute devastated, ill look after your fav for you, Im lost for words and numb Im heartbroken to say this but sleep tight @evans_mitch.”
Jonathan Davies @BigJon1981said:: “#ripmitchellevans My good friend @evans_mitch passed away last night. Gutted isn't the word.”
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