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Irishman killed in 'horror' road crash in Newport, Wales

Published 14/12/2015

Welsh Police have arrested a 45-year-old man from Merthyr Tydfil
Welsh Police have arrested a 45-year-old man from Merthyr Tydfil

A 56-year-old Irishman has been killed in a horror road crash near Newport in South Wales.

The incident occurred shortly after 9.40am on the busy M4 road.

Welsh police have arrested a 45-year-old man from Merthyr Tydfil on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Another 29-year-old Irish individual was injured in the crash. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The Republic's Department of Foreign Affairs said they have yet to receive a request for consular assistance but say they "stand ready to do so."

A 41-year-old security guard who was first on the scene has described the "utter carnage" he encountered.

Security guard Wayne Masefield from Newport told the South Wales Argus that it was a sight that "no one should ever see."

“I ran over to the guy on the floor for first aid, and he was deceased, "said the trained first aider.

“It was utter carnage. Something like that is something no one should ever see. It’s just shook me up a little bit.

“I couldn’t do anything for the guy on the floor, so I got some cones to block off the traffic.”

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