South Wales Echo - - Front Page - CATHY OWEN Re­porter [email protected]­

PO­LICE have con­firmed that a 43-year-old man died at the scene of a crash in­volv­ing a car and a van.

Three peo­ple were also taken to hos­pi­tals in Cardiff and Merthyr fol­low­ing the ac­ci­dent in Hen­goed, Ystrad Mynach.

A 30-year-old man from the Caer­philly area has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing in con­nec­tion with the crash and re­mained in po­lice cus­tody yes­ter­day.

Gwent Po­lice said the col­li­sion in­volved a black Seat Leon and a grey Volk­swa­gen Crafter van on Fri­day evening.

Of­fi­cers, along with the Welsh Am­bu­lance Ser­vice, South Wales Fire Ser­vice and po­lice at­tended the scene.

They have now con­firmed that the male pas­sen­ger in the Seat, a man from the Fleur-De-Lis area of Caer­philly, was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Seat, and two fur­ther pas­sen­gers are not be­lieved to have se­ri­ous in­juries.

The driver of the Volk­swa­gen Crafter van was not in­jured.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened at around 8.30pm on Fri­day evening in New Road, Hen­goed.

It was on the road head­ing from Tesco in Ystrad Mynach, un­der the viaduct and to­wards Pengam.

Of­fi­cers are ask­ing for any mo­torists us­ing the road be­tween 8.15pm and 8.30pm to check any dash­cam footage they might have.

The Welsh Am­bu­lance Trust said one per­son had been taken to the Uni- ver­sity Hos­pi­tal of Wales in Cardiff and two had been taken to the Prince Charles Hos­pi­tal in Merthyr Tyd­fil.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion or who might have wit­nessed the in­ci­dent is urged to con­tact Gwent Po­lice on 101 or di­rect mes­sage them on Face­book or Twit­ter, quot­ing log 414 11/01/19.


Emer­gency ser­vices at the scene of the crash on New Road, Hen­goed

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