South West Wales

Tributes to Jason Thomas and Naomi Carter killed in crash

Naomi Carter, 18, with 11-month-old son Brogan
Image caption Naomi Carter with her 11-month-old son Brogan

Tributes have been paid to a man and woman who died in a car crash, which also left her baby injured.

Jason Thomas, 23, and Naomi Carter, 18, died after their car hit a lamp-post in Trebanos, Pontardawe, at about 03:15 GMT on Saturday.

Ms Carter's 11-month-old son Brogan was also taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Their families said the pair, who both leave babies, would never be forgotten.

Miss Carter's mother Kerry described her as a "cheeky, outgoing, fun-loving" woman, who loved life and enjoyed music, dancing and partying.

She said: "Naomi took to motherhood at a young age and cherished and loved her young son Brogan.

"She has left a massive hole in our hearts and will be missed every day. We as a family are heartbroken and will carry her memory on for Brogan.

"Our thoughts go to Jason's family also. Jason made Naomi happy in the last few months and I hope they both rest in peace together.

"Gone, but never forgotten and my heart goes out to Jason's family and friends."

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Image caption Jason Thomas become a father in May

Mr Thomas' family said he was a much loved family member who was "sensitive, emotional and thoughtful", and would "literally do anything to help anyone".

They said: "He was very respectful of the local community of Trebanos where he was very well known and they, in turn, respected him.

"Jason became a dad to Freya in May of this year and was besotted with his beautiful baby daughter.

"There are lots of children in our large family who all loved and doted on their favourite uncle Jason.

"It's such a tragedy to lose two such young people so suddenly and in the prime of their lives. Jason and Naomi will never be forgotten."

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