Police appeal after two killed in Carmarthenshire road collision
TWO people who were killed in a multiple pile-up in Carmarthenshire are believed to be from the Whitland area.
Seven other people were injured in the crash on Tuesday afternoon and had to be cut from the wreckage by firefighters.
The police said it involved two heavy goods lorries, two cars and a Mazda motor home similar in size to a people carrier.
The tragic incident happened on the A40 between Carmarthen and Llandeilo, on a straight stretch of road about a mile beyond the Dryslwyn junction, heading towards Broad Oak.
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A police spokeswoman said: “A silver Vauxhall car sustained high impact damage from the other vehicles.
“As a result, the driver and passenger of the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
“Full details of the deceased are not available at present but they are believed to be from the Whitland area and next of kin have been informed.”
She said the police were appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the collision or who were travelling along the road at the time to contact them.
The collision happened at about 4.30pm. The vehicles involved were a Silver Vauxhall Meriva, a Blue Peugeot 307, a grey Mazda motor caravan, a heavy goods lorry and a large DAF lorry.
The fire service said two crews from Carmarthen and Llandeilo rushed to the scene, as well as ambulances.
The road was closed in both directions and a diversion was set up along a parallel road.
Seven people were cut free using hydraulic cutting equipment and were treated by paramedics from the waiting ambulances.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Carmarthenshire Roads Policing Unit on 10.