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1,000 attend Barry memorial service after Brecon crash

Hundreds attend memorial service Image copyright David Williams/Wales News Service
Image caption Hundreds lined the street outside the memorial service

About 1,000 people attended a service in the Vale of Glamorgan for the four people who died in a crash in Powys.

Alesha O'Connor, Rhodri Miller, Corey Price, all aged 17 and from Barry, and Margaret Challis, 68, from Merthyr Tydfil, were killed in Friday's collision on the A470 near Storey Arms, Brecon.

The 500-seat Windsor Road chapel in Barry was full with hundreds outside.

A service was also held at Cardiff's St David's College where Alesha attended.

Part of Windsor Road was closed off by police as more people arrived.

Many people brought balloons which were released into the night sky.

One balloon had been signed by members of Alesha's netball team at Barnett's Netball Club.

It read: "RIP Alesha. I love you, gone too soon. Forever in my heart. Have a nice time in heaven."

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Image caption Corey Price, Alesha O'Connor, Rhodri Miller and Margaret Challis died in the crash

The service was conducted by local religious ministers from all denominations as well as a humanist celebrant.

At the close of the service people were invited to light candles in the chapel in memory of the four crash victims.

Three other people were hospitalised after the crash.

And seven teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following Friday's incident but have been released on bail.

Crash survivor Rhys Hunter told BBC Wales he was lucky to be alive.

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