South East Wales

Teen held after car flips over and man dies near Newport

The 17-year-old driver of a car which flipped over killing a passenger has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Gwent Police were called to the crash on Commercial Street in Risca near Newport at 01:37 GMT on Sunday.

They said a Suzuki car with six men in it struck a parked vehicle.

The 18-year-old front seat passenger was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital but later died. The other occupants suffered minor injuries.

Two of the men remain in hospital for observation.

Commercial Street was closed as emergency services dealt with the collision but the street has since reopened.

The family of the dead man have been informed and are being supported by police family liaison officers.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact them on 101.

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