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South Wales Police are continuing to investigate a road traffic collision in Aberdare

South Wales Police are continuing to investigate a road traffic collision which happened shortly after 12.30am on Sunday 9th June 2019 at Cardiff Street, Aberdare.

Richard Jones, 34, from Cwmbach was in collision with a Citroen car and was taken to the University Hospital of Wales.

Sadly, Mr Jones passed away peacefully the following day with his family at his bedside. They have released the following tribute.

“The partner, parents, sister and family of Richard Alun Jones, known to many as Richie J, would like to inform everyone of the tragic accident that led to his death.

“We are truly devastated and this tragedy has left a huge hole in all of our lives.

“Richie lived life to the full and was a vibrant and fun person. He had so much more to give and was so excited for his future as a dad.

“It has been a great comfort to us all to receive so many caring and supportive messages from his many, many friends. “

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any information which will help officers in their investigation is asked to contact us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously and quote occurrence number 1900207249.