Tributes paid to Clydach car crash victim Jon Williams
TRIBUTES have been paid to a football-mad Clydach man killed in a late night car crash.
The driver, named locally as 31-year-old Jon Williams, died when his Vauxhall Astra hit a wall on Ynys-Penllwch Road near the village's Mond works just after 1am today.
Police are appealing for anybody with information about the crash — or anyone who stopped at the roadside to offer assistance — to come forward.
Dozens of tributes have been paid to Mr Williams — a stalwart of Winchwen-based Welsh Tartan FC and known as JonBallz to his friends — on the social media site, Facebook.
Simon Matthews wrote: “You can tell how much you were loved by how many tears are shed when you pass.
“For JonBallz Williams another ocean has been made. Always born to be a unique character — will always be remembered and missed”, while Leanne Williams posted a message reading: “RIP mate, can’t belive you’re gone. You will never be forgotten xxx.”
Another friend, Amy Key, said he was a “lovely, genuine guy” who would be missed by many people, while Lee Lewis described him as an “absolute legend” and said he was proud to have called him a friend.
Aaron Matthews called him “one hell of a lad”.
South Wales Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash, and are appealing to witnesses to come forward.
A spokesman said: “South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision that occurred at approximately 1.10am on Sunday at the B4291 Ynys-Penllwch Road, Clydach.
“A Vauxhall Astra motor car was travelling along Ynys-Penllwch Road when it collided with a wall at the location.
“The driver of the motor vehicle suffered fatal injuries.”
Can you help? Call South Wales Police’s roads policing unit on 101