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Tributes for teenage crash victim

Lewis William Barnes
Lewis Barnes "loved anything on wheels" said his family

A teenage driver killed in a collision has been described as a "wonderful young man" who loved cars.

Lewis William Barnes, 19, died after his Fiat Punto car hit a tree in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, late on Sunday evening.

The teenager lived with his family in Barry.

South Wales Police say they are still trying to trace the driver of a dark Vauxhall-type car that stopped at the scene to help.

In a statement released by police, the driver's family said: "Lewis was a person who loved anything on wheels.

"From a young age he loved playing and stunts, so his death occurred doing something he enjoyed, although we of course deplore the taking of risks with other's lives.

"He was deeply loved by both family and friends. We would like to thank them all for rallying round.

"He was a wonderful young man who will be missed by us all."

If you have any information, contact South Wales Police's roads policing department on 029 2057 1600.



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