Woman killed in collision with recycling lorry in Wales

A woman has been killed in a road traffic collision involving her car and a recycling collection vehicle in Carmarthenshire, Wales last week.

The collision took place on the A40 between Manordielo and Llandeilo at around 10.30am on Thursday (6 April).

Firefighters, paramedics, the police and the Wales Air Ambulance arrived on the scene and firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to release the woman from her grey Ford Fiesta. The woman was transported to hospital by road ambulance but was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 28-year old man has been arrested in relation to the incident. The road was closed for several hours following the incident so that investigations could be carried out.

A spokesperson for the Wales Air Ambulance on Thursday said: "I can confirm that Wales Air Ambulance did attend an incident in the Llandeilo area this morning.

"We were mobile at 10.52am and arrived on scene at 11.05am, we were clear from the scene at 12.29pm."

A statement released by Dyfed-Powys Police said: ‘Police remain at the scene of a serious road traffic collision that involved a recycling lorry and a grey Ford Fiesta, on the A40 between Manordeilo and Llandeilo, at around 10:30am this morning (6 April).

‘Ambulance attended the scene but tragically the woman driving the car died. Next of kin and H.M. Coroner have been informed. Police are urging anyone who witnessed the collision, or was driving along that stretch of road around the time of the incident, to phone them on 101.’

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