20-year-old killed in Merthyr Tydfil crash named
A 20-year-old who was killed in a car crash in Merthyr Tydfil has been named as amateur footballer Josh Williams.
The town's football club said Mr Williams was one of its former youth players. Adam Pembridge, 22, who had been involved the club's six a side league was also involved in the crash.
A blue MGF car hit a tree in High Street, Penydarren, close to the Penydarren Club, at about 3.40am on Friday.
The road was closed for several hours.
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Merthyr Town Football Club said it would hold a minute's silence at Tuesday night's game at Penydarren Park in tribute to Josh.
A statement on its website read: "Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that Josh Williams and Adam Pembridge were involved in an accident.
"Josh played for MTFC's Academy up until the Under-16s age group and will be sorely missed by family and friends. We will pay tribute to him prior to our next home game on Tuesday night.
"Adam has been involved with the MTFC Six-A-Side league, organised by Richard Bennett, and was no stranger to the football club.
"We would like to send our best wishes to Adam and his family at this time, hoping that he can pull through this very tough time."