Vale of Glamorgan village crash pair named by police

Peter Clamp, aged 51, and Thomas Larvin, aged 21. Family liaison officers are helping the men's families

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Two men killed when their van crashed into a house in the Vale of Glamorgan have been named as Peter Clamp, aged 51, and Thomas Larvin, aged 21.

The pair, from Tamworth in Staffordshire, died when the van hit a stone wall at the thatched house in Bonvilston on Wednesday.

The A48 was closed as a result of the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 02920 571600 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

South Wales Police said the collision in the early hours of Wednesday involved a single vehicle, a white Mercedes van, which collided with a stone wall

The road, one of the main commuter routes between Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, was closed for four hours.

Crash scene at Bonvilston. The van damaged the house after colliding with a stone wall

Mr Clamp, who had been driving the vehicle, sustained serious injuries during the collision and was taken to University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, where he later died.

Mr Larvin, who was the passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The families of both men are currently being supported by family liaison officers.

Inspector Jason Stroud, of the roads policing unit, said: "It is vital that we speak to anybody who witnessed the collision or witnessed the vehicle being driven prior to the collision.

"If you have information that could help the investigation but have not yet spoken to us, we'd urge you to please contact us."

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