60-year-old man died in fatal collision in Carmarthen
A 60-YEAR-OLD man died in a fatal collision involving two cars on a busy Carmarthen road last night.
Emergency services the incident which took place at 5.53pm on Thursday on the junction of Russell Terrace and Brewery Road.
Two Carmarthen fire crews attended the scene along with police officers and the ambulance service.
A spokeswoman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: "A 60-year-old man died following the collision, which involved two vehicles, a blue Renault Megane and Silver Toyota Avensis."
The spokeswoman said the road was closed until 8.20pm.
"HM Coroner has been informed and inquiries into the cause of the collision continue," she added.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called at 5.51pm to reports of a road traffic collision on Russell Terrace, Carmarthen.
“We sent an emergency ambulance to the scene, and a man in his 60s was taken to West Wales General Hospital.”
A spokeswoman for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "It was two private motor vehicles. There was a casualty but he was out of the vehicle prior to our arrival. They made both vehicles safe."
One of the cars involved in the incident is understood to be a taxi.
A resident, who lives near the scene, said: "It was last night. It was a taxi. I could see the ambulance service, the fire brigade and the cops up there.
"People round here are pretty upset because of the accident and it is lucky no one was walking on the streets."
Dyfed-Powys Police has asked if anyone has any information which could help with inquiries to call the roads policing unit at Carmarthen on 101.