Roadside tributes to victims of fatal Llanrhidian crash
FRIENDS and family have paid tribute to a young man and a teenager who died when the car they were travelling in collided with a tree.
They have been named locally as James Holder and Johnny Knoedl.
Police confirmed two male passengers aged 17 and 22 died in the incident near the Llanrhidian Caravan Park and floral tributes and messages have been laid on the roadside.
One read: "Dear James, you were an amazing brother, even though annoying at times, and a great grandson, nephew and cousin.
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"You will always be in our hearts but you are in a better place now, up there with mummy. Sleep tight baby bro. RIP. Love, Fenton, Grandma, Grandad xxx."
Another said: "Dear Johnny, such a true gentleman. Will be sadly missed by so many people. Its been a pleasure knowing you, words cannot describe how much everyone will miss you. Love you mate! From Adam, Mi, Rags, and Asplano x."
A third tribute said: "Johnny, you will be missed so much and things will not be the same without you.
"You were a brilliant person inside and out, and always had a smile.
"Karaoke in the Royal will never be the same again. Make sure you smile down once in a while. You will never be forgotten. Love you, Heather, Collin, Vicky, Madison and Mel."
Two other men, aged 21 and 25, were in the car when it crashed just before 8pm on Saturday. Last night they were in a stable condition in Morriston Hospital.
The black Volkswagen Gold they were travelling in left the road and hit a tree three quarters of mile from the entrance of the caravan park. No other vehicles were involved.
South Wales Police have appealed for witnesses. Officers say they are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the Golf before the collision, who witnessed the collision, or attended the scene.
Two vehicles including a white vehicle described as "chunky" containing five females and a black car are known to have left the queue that formed following the collision.
Contact the Western Roads Policing Office on 01792 456999, extension 88331, or call 101.