A470 crash death victim Joanne Smart described as a 'bubbly person'

Joanne Smart Joanne Smart had two sisters, Amy and Laura

Related Stories

Family of a woman who died after a car crash on the A470 described her as "a very bubbly person".

Joanne Smart, 36, a PA, from Cardiff, was taken to the city's University Hospital of Wales following the crash on the A470 between Nantgarw and Taffs Well at 10:15 BST, but later died.

Miss Smart's mother Barbara Richardson and step-father Glen Richardson said she lived life to the full.

Their statement added: "As a family we are devastated".

At the age of 20, Miss Smart joined the Royal Fleet Auxiliary as a civilian radio operator and was able to use Morse Code, assisting with requests for emergency supplies for the British Forces.

She moved from County Durham to Cardiff just over 10 years ago and worked at Cardiff University, a job her family said she loved.

The family statement said: "Joanne, known as Jo by her friends, will be missed by all who knew her. There's nothing she liked more than to spend time with her family, especially her sisters Amy and Laura and her best friends Emma, Rebecca and Sarah.

"They were inseparable and would meet up as often as they could. Jo had a real zest for life and was always willing and happy to help anyone who needed it."

Miss Smart was driving her red Peugeot 206 on the southbound carriageway when the crash happened.

She was taken to Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales but later died.

Collision at Nantgarw on A470 The car ended up on its roof following the crash on the A470 on Sunday morning

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC South East Wales

Weather

Cardiff

Min. Night 14 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cerro RicoSatanic mines

    Devil worship in the tunnels of the man-eating mountain


  • Nefertiti MenoeWar of words

    The woman who sparked a row over 'speaking white'


  • Oil pumpPump change

    What would ending the US oil export ban do to petrol prices?


  • Brazilian Scene, Ceara, in 1893Sir Snapshot

    19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • SailingGame on

    BBC Capital discovers why certain sports seem to have a special appeal for those with deep pockets

Programmes

  • Prof Piot, the first person to indentify Ebola virusHARDtalk Watch

    Ebola expert warns travellers could spread the disease further if it is not contained

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.