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Tributes to Cimla man who died in Efail Fach road traffic collision

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The 22-year-old man who died following a fatal road traffic collision on Saturday 30th October has been named at Christopher Howells, 22, from Cimla, Neath.

The collision between a green Mazda MX-5 and a red Ford Fiesta happened on the B4287 at Efail Fach near Pontrhydyfen at around 7.30pm on Saturday evening (30 October).

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Mr Howells’ parents have paid tribute to him, saying: “Sadly, on the 30th October 2021 our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend Christopher Howells passed away. He was one of a kind, outgoing and full of laughter. He will be dearly missed by many and has left a massive hole in everyone’s hearts.

“He enjoyed his first early workdays in Skewen McDonald’s and then went on to achieve his ambition as a car bodywork apprentice and was doing so well and all his colleagues at McDonald’s and H.J. Phillips were very proud of him and like the rest of us couldn’t believe his sudden departure.

“There are no words to describe the loss our family is currently feeling and dealing with.“We will always love and miss you.”

Chris’s friend Callum added: “Chris was my best friend of over seven years, we first met in college and became long and very close friends, to the point of feeling like we’re brothers.

“He was always the friendliest and most warm-hearted person to be around. We spent almost every day together and I will truly love every moment that we shared together. I will miss you forever and this will forever be a big hole in my heart. Love Callum.”

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The serious collision investigation unit at South Wales Police is continuing to appeal for information following the collision which occurred on the B4287 at Efail Fach, Pontrhydyfen at around 7.30pm on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

The collision involved two vehicles, a green Mazda MX-5 and a red Ford Fiesta, which were travelling in opposite directions.

The road was closed for several hours for investigations to be carried out at the scene.

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