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The man who died following the road traffic collision on the A449, on Thursday 5 May, can now be named as 49-year-old Sean Buffin from Ebbw Vale.

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From Gwent Police:

We attended a road traffic collision on the A449, between Usk and Newport, at around 5.30am on Thursday 5 May.

Officers attended to assist with traffic management, along with personnel from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Welsh Ambulance Service, and the collision involved a black Vauxhall Astra and a lorry.

The driver of the Vauxhall Astra, a 49-year-old man from the Ebbw Vale area, was pronounced dead at the scene by personnel from the Welsh Air Ambulance.

He can now be named as Sean Buffin; his next of kin have been informed and are receiving support from specialist officers.

His family has also issued the following tribute to him:

“We’ve been so shocked and deeply saddened by the death of our beloved son and brother Sean.

“He was our big friendly giant, who always had time for everyone. He leaves a huge hole in the lives of those who knew and loved him and will be missed more than we can say.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the emergency service personnel that attended the scene and tried to help Sean on that morning.”

We’re asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or any motorists with dashcam footage that were using the A449 between 5.15am and 5.45am and between Usk and Newport to contact us.

You can call us on 101 or send us a direct message on Facebook or Twitter, quoting log reference 2200148254, with any details.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.