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Bath crash: Investigations continue after four killed

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Media captionStephen Vaughan and Phil Allen from Swansea were in the car with a third man from Cwmbran

Investigations into the cause of a tipper truck crash that killed three men from south Wales and a girl from Bath are continuing, police have said.

Four-year-old Mitzi Steady, Stephen Vaughan and Phil Allen from Swansea and an unnamed man from Cwmbran all died on Monday afternoon in Bath.

Mr Vaughan, 34, ran EliteXecutive Travel firm and was driving the other two men home when the truck struck.

He had featured in the BBC's The Apprentice, driving the candidates.

He set up his firm after leaving a job as a retail manager and had driven a number of well-known faces in his executive cars, including singer Katherine Jenkins and Newcastle United FC and Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley.

He was also a driver for players at Swansea City, the team he supported.

The family of Mr Allen, who was also a Swansea fan, laid a Swansea City scarf and flowers at the crash site on Tuesday.

The club paid tribute to the men, offering condolences to their families.

It said: "Everyone at the club feels the loss deeply when a member of our own Swans family is taken away from us.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them, their families and friends on such a sad occasion."

Avon and Somerset Police said on Wednesday it did not expect to formally identify the dead men until the results of post-mortem examinations were back later this week.

A spokeswoman said Mitzi's grandmother, who was seriously injured in the crash, remained in a critical condition in hospital.

Image caption Mitzi Rosanna Steady, 4, died and her grandmother was critically injured
Image caption Avon and Somerset Police hope to have the road reopened later

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