South East Wales

Family tribute to man who died in crash near Tonyrefail

Stephen Woodland Image copyright South Wales Police

Tributes have been paid to a 25-year-old man who died following a car crash in Rhondda Cynon Taff on Friday.

A black Ford Fiesta and a black Renault Kadjar were involved in the collision on the B4278 between Penrhiwfer and Tonyrefail at 11:35 BST.

Stephen Woodland, who was driving the Fiesta died, while a 43-year-old driver of the other car and her daughter, three, were taken to hospital.

Mr Woodland's family said they were "heartbroken".

In a statement, they described how they were "coming to terms with the tragic loss" of the father-of-two, and added their "thoughts are also with the other family involved".

Police said the injuries sustained by the mother and daughter are not thought to be serious and appealed for witnesses.

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