Abergavenny man arrested over double fatal Heads of the Valleys crash
2:06pm Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
A 24-year-old from the Abergavenny area was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal crash on the Heads of the Valleys Road which claimed two lives.
A 21-year-old from the Brynmawr area and a 22-year-old man from the Blaina area were also arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting dangerous driving. They have all been released on bail pending further investigations.
Phillip Bath, 29, from the Coed Cae estate in Nantyglo, was killed in Saturday's Heads of the Valleys crash, which also killed motorcyclist Glyndwr John Evans, 49, from Glynneath.
Mr Evans was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, while another motorcyclist remains in a critical condition at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny.
Mr Bath, who also went by the nickname Kinky, was flown by air ambulance to the University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff, where he died on Sunday. The crash, involving two motorcycles and a car, happened near the bus stop on the Gilwern to Brynmawr stretch of the A465 on the outskirts of Clydach at 12.35pm on Saturday.
Mr Evans' family issued a tribute which said: "John was a keen and safe motorcyclist with many years of experience and has been tragically killed while doing something he loved.
"He was a loving brother and will be dearly missed by our family and friends."
Officers are re-appealing for information following the crash and are seeking assistance from the driver of a black Renault Clio which was seen in the area at the time of the collision.
If anyone has information they are asked to call Gwent Police on 101 or call the Collision Investigation Unit on 01633 642404