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Kidwelly couple killed in A48 collision named as Walford and Daphne Bennett

By Carmarthen Journal  |  Posted: November 15, 2013

The scene of the A48 crash

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A COUPLE killed in a collision on the A48 between Carmarthen and Cross Hands have been named.

The pair have been formally identified as 79-year-old Walford Bennett and his wife 77-year-old Daphne Bennett, from Kidwelly.

The alarm was raised at around 11.10am after a smash, believed to be on the eastbound carriageway, near the Llanddarog turn-off.

A spokewoman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: "Two people tragically sustained fatal injuries in the collision.

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"Two other people were taken to West Wales General Hospital in Glangwili with what is believed to be minor injuries.

"Police are continuing to investigate the road traffic collision that occurred earlier today on the A48 near Carmarthen.

"The family has been informed and are being supported at this time.

"Formal identification has been completed and the family have agreed to name the couple as 79 year old Walford Bennett and his wife 77 year old Daphne Bennett from the Kidwelly area of Carmarthenshire."

The A48, which was closed for a number of hours while police investigated the scene, has been reopened.

There have were reports of long tailbacks in both Carmarthen and Cross Hands.

The two vehicles involved in the collision are believed to be a car and a Land Rover.

A Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman has confirmed Carmarthen and Tumble crews are at the scene, along with police and the air ambulance.

A spokeswoman for Wales Air Ambulance said: "I can confirm Wales Air Ambulance attended a two-car collision on the A48 near Carmarthen today.

"WAA crew arrived on scene at 11.20am and assisted emergency services, but did not convey any patients to hospital.

"Two patients were taken to hospital by road ambulance."

Any person travelling this road at the relevant time and witnessed the collision is asked to contact Carmarthenshire Roads Policing Team on 101."

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  • ianwalt  |  November 16 2013, 9:19PM

    If this is the junction I`m thinking of I went through here today, and the car in front of me almost hit one trying to get off at the junction.