South East Wales

Man killed in Port Talbot crash named as Rhodri Roberts

Rhodri Roberts Image copyright South Wales Police
Image caption Mr Roberts was a keen rugby player and mountain biker

A pedestrian who died after he was hit by a taxi in Neath Port Talbot has been named as Rhodri Roberts.

Mr Roberts, 29, of Glyncorrwyg, was killed in the incident involving a white Toyota Avensis taxi on the A4063 Maesteg Road at about 01:40 BST on Saturday.

His family described him a "doting dad" who was looking forward to the birth of his second child in January.

They said he would be sorely missed.

Mr Roberts, who was a fabricator welder at the town's Tata steelworks, played rugby for the Maesteg Harlequins and had a passion for motorcycles and mountain biking.

In a statement his family said: "We will never forget you and your smile. The village in which we live will never be the same again; life will never be the same again. God bless."

Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen Mr Roberts walking from Maesteg towards Cymmer before the incident happened.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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