Minibus driver dies in crash on A4119 near Tonyrefail

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Image caption The crash involved a minibus and three cars

Police are continuing to investigate a multi-vehicle road crash in which the driver of a minibus died and six others were taken to hospital.

The collision happened on the A4119 near Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taf, on Thursday afternoon.

The 46-year-old minibus driver was pronounced dead in hospital and six other people were treated for injuries, including a two-year-old boy.

South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses.

The crash happened at around 1715 BST on the A4119 between the Coed Ely and Gilfach Goch roundabouts, with the road closed for four hours after the collision.

The young boy and his parents, aged 37 and 31 from Tylorstown in the Rhondda, were travelling in the minibus and taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Three other people travelling in a car were taken to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant.

The casualties had injuries ranging from leg fractures to neck pain, but none are life threatening.

A total of five vehicles were involved in the incident, said police, but there were no other casualties.

Police said they wanted to speak to any witnesses, to anyone who stopped to help or who saw the black Ford Tourneo minibus before the crash. It had been driving north along the A4119.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the South Wales Police roads policing unit on 02920 571600.

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