South East Wales

Parents' tributes to A470 Brecon crash teenagers

Alesha O'Connor, Rhodri Miller and Corey Price Image copyright Dyfed-Powys Police
Image caption Alesha O'Connor, Rhodri Miller and Corey Price were all killed

The parents of three teenagers who died following a crash in Powys which left four people dead and three seriously injured have paid tribute to them.

Alesha O'Connor, Rhodri Miller and Corey Price, all 17, and from Barry, died in the collision near Storey Arms, Brecon, late on Friday.

Margaret Elizabeth Challis, 66, from Merthyr Tydfil, was also killed.

Seven teenage male drivers were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after the incident.

It is believed they had been travelling in convoy at the time. All have now been released on bail.

Image copyright Dyfed-Powys Police
Image caption Margaret Elizabeth Challis (nee Webber) was travelling as a passenger in a black Volkswagen Golf when the collision happened

Rhodri Miller's parents described him as a bright, talented 17-year-old who had so much to live for.

In a statement they said: "He was a very popular boy inside and outside of school. He loved his football, was a season ticket holder for Cardiff City Football Club, and loved going to the gym.

"He will be very sadly missed by family and friends, all who knew him."

Alesha's parents Paul and Sharon said she was a "kind loving child, a much loved baby sister and our beautiful princess".

They described her as the perfect daughter and friend and said her death had left a "massive void".

"Alesha was beautiful, intelligent and artistic and had her whole life ahead of her," they added.

Corey Price's family said they were "devastated" by his death.

In a statement they said: "No words can explain how we are feeling but we are truly grateful of the support of our family and friends at this tragic time."

A green Volkswagen Golf and a black Volkswagen Golf estate were involved in the collision at about 22:15 GMT on Friday.

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