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Wife of A449 crash victim Paul Kelly's soulmate tribute

Paul Kelly
Image caption Paul Kelly's wife Heather said her husband was a unique person

The wife of a man who was killed in a crash on the A449 in Monmouthshire has paid tribute to her "soulmate".

Paul Kelly, 58, from Tredegar, died after his green Jaguar X Type left the carriageway near Usk at about 13:50 BST on Friday.

His wife of nearly 15 years, Heather, said her husband was "a unique person with his own eccentric characteristics" and a dry sense of humour.

Gwent Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Mr Kelly was taken by air ambulance to the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff, but later died of his injuries.

The northbound carriageway of the A449 was closed for five hours whilst specialist officers carried out an investigation.

Mrs Kelly said her husband, who she married in Weymouth in 1996, was "a very kind and generous person who was quick to give praise".

"He was extremely hard working and very supportive to me in my various jobs and moves with the Ministry of Defence," she said.

"A great father figure to my daughter Louisa and a very proud grandfather, he fully supported Louisa in everything she wanted to achieve.

"We fitted together like a pair of old socks."

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