From South Wales Police:

The victim of a fatal road traffic collision which happened at around 11.00am on Thursday 13th May on the A465 Heads of the Valleys has been named as Robbie-Lee Selway, 21, from Merthyr Tydfil.

Mr Selway’s family has paid the following tribute to him:

“We as a family are deeply broken by the tragic collision that left our family without a daddy, son, brother, uncle, partner and friend. We ask that everyone give us some privacy at this very sad time. We appreciate everyone’s support through this time.”

Four other people, two men aged 18 and 22 years old, a 25 year-old man from Cardiff and a 32 year-old woman from Tenby who were also injured in the collision remain in the University Hospital of Wales where they are being treated.

The collision involved a blue Ford Fiesta which was in collision with a white Renault Clio between the Hirwaun and Llwydcoed junctions of the A465.

South Wales Police is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the manner in which the Ford Fiesta was being driven in the Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare areas in the hours prior to the incident, or anyone who may have any dash-cam footage of the incident and who has not already done so to come forward.

An 18 year-old from Merthyr Tydfil has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and two other men, aged 22 and 25 have also been arrested in connection with the incident.

Please contact South Wales Police by any of the following means and quote reference 2100166580:

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