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Three crash dead are identified
Matthew Kelly and Gary Zschieschenek
Two of the crash victims Matthew Kelly and Gary Zschieschenek
Two men and a teenager who were killed in a car accident in west Wales on New Year's Eve have been named by police.

They were driver Alexay Morris, 27, from Felinfoel in Llanelli, Matthew Kelly, 15, and Gary Zschieschenek, 22, both from the village of Trimsaran.

They died when their car was in a head-on crash with a Land Rover on the B4308 between Trimsaran and Kidwelly.

It is thought the three friends were on their way to a local supermarket when the accident happened.

The crash between Trimsaran and Kidwelly
The accident happened at about 1930 GMT on Saturday

Flowers have been left at the scene where the three died following the collision between the Vauxhall Calibra car they were travelling in and a Land Rover at a place known locally as Spudders Bridge.

They were pronounced dead at the scene. Two women who were travelling in the Land Rover were treated in West Wales General Hospital for minor injuries.

The partner of Gary Zschieschenek paid tribute to him.

"We met each other when we were young and we were still together and we will still be together no matter what," said Charlotte Phillips.

"There will always be a place in my heart for him," she added.

Charlotte Phillips
Charlotte Phillips paid tribute to her partner Gary Zschieschenek

Police at Llanelli have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Officers said there was likely to be a prolonged investigation into the accident.

Inspector Eric Bailey, of Dyfed-Powys Police, said: "It's very early stages in the investigation.

"We would not be able to say at this stage exactly what has happened and these inquiries can run on for several weeks before we finally know what has occurred.

"The weather wasn't a cause on this one, but I would ask generally for the public to be aware at this time of year to be particularly careful, whether they know the road or not. "

In a separate accident at about 0200 GMT on New Year's Day, a man from Haverfordwest died on the A40 between Trecwn and Scleddau, near Fishguard.

The man's Peugeot 306 left the road and caught fire after he lost control of the car.


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