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Witness appeal after fatal crash

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A man has died after the car he was driving collided with a tree.

South Wales Police have said that the 18-year-old was driving along Aberfan Road between Troedyrhiw and Aberfan near Merthyr Tydfil.

His black Citroen Saxo hit a tree at about 0750 GMT on Saturday morning, killing the teenager, who was the only occupant in the car.

Police are appealing for witnesses, in particular to those in a white vehicle which stopped at the scene.

It is thought they remained at the scene for a short time after the crash before driving towards Troedyrhiw.

Officers also want to speak to anyone who saw the Citroen Saxo travelling through Aberfan before the crash.

A family liaison officer is supporting the family of the teenager who has not yet been named.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 01656 655555.

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