Mid Wales

School tribute to pupil Ned Jones after A470 crash death

Crash scene

A Ceredigion school has paid tribute to a reception class pupil who died along with his grandmother and two other people in a collision.

Ned Jones, five, from Capel Bangor, Aberystwyth, and Margaretta Jones, 77, died in the crash in Powys on Friday.

The head teacher at Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth described Ned as a "dear and popular" child.

The collision happened on the A470, between Church Street in Rhayader and the Llangurig roundabout.

Clive Williams said: "The school community has been saddened and shocked by the sudden death of Ned Jones.

"We will remember him as a dear and popular member of the reception class. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family at this difficult time."

Vida Alford, 86, and Gillian Alford, 58, both of Shropshire, who were passengers in the other car, also died.

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